Inhabited Space

The flesheaters are seduced
by the promise of inhabited space,
claims that the dwellers are savage,
that they don't fit into the family of god,
whatever god the flesheaters proclaim,
whatever word they attribute to him,
their need is measured as greater,
their rights labeled as primary,
they feast on the bones
of stolen land,
they are the system of destruction
and selective redemtion,
they are the myth makers,
the evaporaters of legend,
space is their great seducer,
mistress of hunger,
her arms hold the blades of death,
sharp drinkers of blood,
director of flesheater desire,
speaker of shadowed promises
and transfer of deeds
to space already inhabited.

Phil Goldvarg