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POETRY | POEM 15 |
Some Information About the Devil
 

The Devil has three lumps
and breaks things
when he walks at night.

He carries a Grimoire.
His lips move constantly
as he reads.
He cannot say the hard words,
but must conjure someone
to say them for him.

One time he conjured me.

the Devil goes naked
but for one long hair
he wraps around his waist.
If you break the hair
the Devil dies.
But he keeps it hidden
under a roll of fat,
and you may not touch him.

The Devil is blind,
and has never seen clouds,
or trees, or any living thing.
He does not care.

I don’t know how he reads.