GULLS, GAMBITS & CASUALTIES
They tickled him until he laughed;
and then they tortured him
until he wept.
And then he died.
Someone else came along & they
began to tickle him (also) but he
didn't laugh for centuries; then
after he'd finally laughed
they started torturing him
and centuries O centuries passed
before he wept at last
and THEN: he died
But it took centuries!
Next: They pointed at me!
where I stood taking it in
and I (having been witness to
those two predecessors):
I laughed fast & then wept
without they so much as touching me
& quickly--I died.
One of them said: O what
a wasted life! and
onwards went --Onwards forever
will they go until every single One's dead-spent
More Last Words
That's how Mankind can sleep at night
(lulled by The Harmonies of Right):
If they can only live but by
human sacrifice, who can deny
them their Right to live? Certainly not I ...
I apologize: I know I was wrong (although not Why)
to thwart your Collective Will
but, if it was Your Greater Right to kill
at least I also had a little right to die