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The Library on the Bayou - Part 1 It was only thirty minutes into Dr. Thurston’s Cultural Analysis of Ancient Languages lecture and the urge to sleep was already clawing at the edges of my mind. I’d been his Teaching Assistant for three semesters and grading during class had ceased to be interesting long ago. As I scanned through yet another paper of uninspired dross, my mind began to wander. The work that these students were asked to analyze fascinated me when I first read it five years ago, and the thought that I was using these ancient words to learn about a society that disappeared thousands of years ago was thrilling to the point of near-eroticism. Even more amazing to me at the time was the enigmatic gentleman who had personally found the runes now transcribed to the thin sheets of printer. Dr. Thurston and his work were the main reason I’d chosen to come to this university deep in the heart of Louisiana, where the climate, culture, and history all seemed so stifling. Now, the sligThe Library on the Bayou - Part 1 by TalesFromTheId
DeathThere is an angel-spiritDeath by Frank-Jaspers
Who conditions our sleep,
Who tempers our dreaming.
When wakefulness withers,
When cycles darken,
And all energies flow cold;
It can be good to see her.
For when she is fair
One may be
Composed without fear.
But there comes a spiriting sleep
When dreams edge along a well dug deep,
A well dug deeply into the covetous soil.
Then rising with a shrug
The spirit’s bitter teeth shall rattle and grin.
They shall rattle and fall like dice;
Collect the table,
And clean the sleeper out.
And having rolled a pair of eyes,
The sleeper with the spirit
Into some sacred Earth.
Then will be pronounced the name of Death,
And the sleeper shall rest and rest an
The Psych WardForced therapy,The Psych Ward by Frank-Jaspers
Chain link unity,
Doctors of ignorance,
Instructors of normalcy,
Teachers of sanity,