THE PROPHECY OF SNUFF
After the meal was finished,
There was a silence that seemed like it lasted for hours.
Then Snuff the Magic Troll sang:
The death of Idyllic Nurture birthed
the shadow of Universal Calamity;
The death of the Garden Queen birthed
the shadow of the Conspiracy Pond;
The death of the Good Employee birthed
the shadow of Caged Violence;
The death of the Family Organ birthed
the shadow of Mechanical Judgment;
The death of the Sudden Transformer birthed
the shadow of the Feeding Priest;
The death of Molecule Expansion birthed
the shadow of Abduction by Air;
The death of the Mountain Sacrament birthed
the shadow of the Haunting Mummy.
Snuff stopped there and there was another long silence
Broken only by the crackling embers of the fire that kept them warm.
Then Milos asked him to go on.
The Magic Troll cleared his throat and sang further:
The death of the Galactic Choral will birth
the shadow of Fevered Isolation.
San Francisco, 2016