Spel Against Specious Ones
that they be doused roiling water
that adamantine speech go against them every time
that glamorous women turn their heads from them
that children run
that if they perpetuate war & famine they rot in hell
that hell be ferociously hot
that they are no longer recognizable or loved
that they get no more votes
that they exude an aura of sickness & scent of doom
that their credit runs out
that they are disbarred from the marketplace
that they are banished from the kingdom of poetry &
that their seed dries up
that they loll about mindlessly in sad placesOM BANISH HO HUM!
OM BANISH AH HUM!
Gone Bone Gone out of Gentle Pathways!
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