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Temple Song

By Lydia Manx

Clove cigarette smoke
wafts on the air
Ocean salt mingles in the night
Darkness -- folds a soul away
As bodies are dragged to the temple
Screams -- primal -- rot through the jungle
Chaos and fear rule
Sacrifices made to autumn night
On the edge of sanity.

26 October 2001

Article © Lydia Manx. All rights reserved.
Published on 2004-11-27
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