Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"Strange New World (O Novo Mundo Estranho)" by The Vicar of VHS

(inspired by Awakening of the Beast [1970])

His staircase is composed of human beings
down on all fours, like dogs at his command;
He holds their fates in one cruel, taloned hand,
his bearing and composure like a king's;

All round about his head the colors shift--
the world is suddenly liquid and strange;
his thoughts entire geometries derange
and set all moral sanity adrift;

His cape a devil's wings, his eyebrow creased
with fury, his top hat an altar stone
whereon is sacrificed and stripped to bone
your remnant mind, awakening the beast--

So best sit back and just enjoy the show,
in this strange world of Zé do Caixão.

--Vicar of VHS

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