THE DEVIL’S WEB
What next, my friend, what next? The black abyss
Is always there. Black Joker in the pack.
Be grateful everything is as it is
Right now. It could be worse. The blackest black.
Not a day goes by but brings some new drama.
The devil’s web’s been spun, the die’s been cast.
Just see!—the bitter fruits of evil karma
From devil seeds long scattered in the past!
When the Black Spider comes, where will you hide?
Trapped in the sticky web, a helpless fly
Awaits its dead end. See, time’s lovely bride
Devoured. No God here to tell you why.
Draw down the blinds, say farewell to the sun.
The book is finished and the race is run.
THE WAY OF ALL FLESH