"It teases eternally, then suddenly fades and dies."
The old motif. The skull king with the laural crown.
The eternal thrill of supplication and ill.
Braun set out to slay his dragon on top his knoll
Abandoned by his fiddlers,
Assaulted by his butler,
Robbed by his cook and heir.
The hunger fields where the jackal lays listening.
The white horse mounted by cancer
And starvation. The globe rolls,
The violins play on, the actors act,
The good thief has come again.
Braun bows low at old god's alter.
Weighs memories on an ivory scale.
A candle and lavender to end his stolid day.