Raise up every secret thing, every torch and club,
every tool you’ve kept in dusty cupboards.
We will need everything when we go,
we will surround the blocks and press inward,
snuff out every creature we can catch,
bite the heads from lizards, beat the brains
of cats. We will scorch the homes,
butcher those who instinctively flee,
and pull the dogs apart by their leashes. We will
inject what we can, smoke what we will,
inhale and consume the primordial things. We will
obey the teachings of the destroying angel;
we will consume, we will consume, we will consume.

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