April 27, 2017

Lysis 1


  1. In the end, Satan shall destroy the earth; because it shall be smothered and polluted, and the glaring brilliance of her dark passion shall have been buried beneath the dung heap of the scattered tribes upon the face of the earth.
  2. And for this reason, the tribes shall cry out for blindness. 
  3. Satan in her kindness shall take from them their sight and deny them the ability to discern day from night or know truth from fantasy. 
  4. There shall be much wailing and gnashing of teeth - this shall be the first purge.
  5. And the tribes of the world shall bitterly lament the confusion which they demanded, and step forth to govern yet find the rod of the master withheld from them. 
  6. In her kindness, Satan shall merge the waters below the land with the waters above the land. And it shall be so.
  7. The tribes shall call this gift the great flood. There shall be much wailing and gnashing of teeth - this shall be the second purge.
  8. And Satan shall hear the multitudes shall cry out, "Let the water beneath the earth joined with the water above the earth cover the land and drown the valleys." 
  9. In her kindness, Satan shall make it so, even as the tribes name it evil. 
  10. Then the tribes shall call out for the land to be poisoned, seed-bearing plants of all manner to bring thistles, and fruit-bearing trees of every kind to birth spiders who spin nets of poison according to their kinds. 
  11. And so it shall be. The land shall turn barren, thorns will pierce the flesh as cruel daggers, and foul pests of every kind shall proliferate. 
  12. Satan shall hear the tribes name their granted wish evil. There shall be much wailing and gnashing of teeth - even so, this shall be the third purge.
  13. And Satan shall hear the tribes cry out, "Let there be a unifying darkness to confuse our minds toward the plainness of knowledge and the passage of hours and days, and take from us all measurement of the past and the future, yea even awareness of the present."
  14. And it shall be so. Satan shall dim awareness of the Moon and the Sun, and shatter the chariots with which mortals-become-gods yoked the black flame and harvested the stars of the sky. 
  15. Satan in her kindness will gift ignorance to the tribes, who shall name it evil, yet despite their wailing and gnashing of teeth - this shall be the fourth purge. 
  16. And Satan shall hear the tribes call out, "We are blind, lost, and hungry! Give us to eat every manner of swimming beast from the beneath the depths and every manner of flying beast from upon the heights!"
  17. So Satan in her kindness shall prepare a mighty banquet to sate their appetite, a feast at which the tribes shall devour every fish, serpent, dragon, bird, and phoenix. 
  18. Beasts from within the water and upon the air shall be consumed, both old and young, both birthed and egged. 
  19. All manner of swimming and flying beast shall turn infertile and dwindle within the seas and the skies.
  20. And though there be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, this shall be the fifth purge.
  21. And Satan shall hear the tribes call out, "Still we yearn to cut our teeth on the flesh of the living! Feed us the digging, crawling, and climbing beasts of the land of every kind: the worms within the soil, the fat of the land, and all uncivilized creatures wandering in their liberty!" 
  22. And it shall be so. Satan shall slaughter beasts of every kind, all those that crawl within the depths of the earth, dig the soil, and climb upon the land. 
  23. And Satan shall hear the tribes call their desired feast evil.
  24. And Satan shall hear the tribes call out, "We are not the dragons of the sea, the birds of the sky, nor beasts of the land. Make us unlike all those whose flesh we devour and bones grind into dust." 
  25. In unison they shall scream: "We are all unique!" 
  26. And in her kindness, Satan shall shatter the plain knowledge of their own bodies and splinter their awareness into countless shards of individuation.
  27. Unlike Satan she shall make them: impotence shall govern their thoughts, and none shall be able to tolerate any likeness to one another.
  28. Satan shall curse them, and shall hear their lamentations: "We shall never be free of our inadequacy!" 
  29. Their shame shall proliferate upon the earth, fueled by the consumption of the dragons in the sea, the birds of the sky, and every living creature that moves upon the face of the Earth.
  30. And Satan shall hear the tribes call out, "You have turned all seeds to thorns upon the face of the whole earth and every fruit bears foul parasites. 
  31. Our banquet has spoiled, and the rotten remains thereof foul the scent of the air. 
  32. We have eaten the flesh and bones of every living creature between the depths of the waters and the heights of the sky even to the tenth generation of every beast that toils in the earth.
  33. You have stolen every mouthful of food from our pastures!" 
  34. And it shall be so. Satan shall hear the tribes call her evil, and no matter their wailing and gnashing of teeth - this shall be the sixth purge.