Saturday, September 30, 2006

Leper King


Whether or not he wears a mask
the Leper King must know his place;
upon a throne, and yet unseen
a paragon of sin and grace.

Anemia and ichor wrought
within one being's seamless heart;
power and weakness, visible;
death and life in equal part

The Leper King now rules this world
but pride replaces blood and pus
and dripping sores belie the crown
appealing to the worst in us

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