We stormed the Castle walls

after the eternal siege,


& saw rotting corpses in ugly sleep, without dignity

but with a peace denied those few we found alive.


Their eyes were almost closed

& damp with pitiful terror.


Their mouths made sounds we could hear but

could not understand.


We looked around us for reason, the evidence

of a final stand, but we found nothing.


Then the walls began growing, we were

surrounded, helpless, scared, abandoned


& at last we understood.


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