Throne, or: An Arrival in a Room

from by Nivi

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here's you
the only person qualified to lead
and simultaneously
the last one i expected

i thought for sure that doctor morrin
or an underling of his
would take the throne
make it their own

here's me
tossed maliciously
a spanner coming home at last
triumphantly returning from the wild

but my attempt
is met with hate and contempt
i left a child
and i came back reviled

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i saw it happen
i watched you falling from the sky
i watched you die
but here you are
your eye as ever
penetrating me
what does it see?

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does it see through me to all of my allegiances
does it know that i made friends outside the wall
or does it see past all that
that i intended all along
to do them wrong

but you're telling me you see them in the basement
and you're showing me they're fighting even now
and i realise what is down there
i realise what i've done
and i am frozen
they have won

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…i left a child
and i came back a child

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from Interim in Terra, released December 21, 2014

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