goldmourn (amberdawnpullin) wrote,

The Genealogy of Morals

posted in greatpoets

The Genealogy of Morals

Take any child dreaming of pickled bones
shelved in a coal-dark cellar understairs
(we are all children when we dream) the stones
red-black with blood from severed jugulars.

Child Francis, Child Gilles went down those stairs,
returned sides, hands and ankles dripping blood,
Bluebeard and gentlest saint. The same nightmares
instruct the evil, as inform the good.

- Alden Nowlan
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