Victory Over the Dead

Row upon row of carven wax faces
In legion formation all out to the horizon
Ready to fight a war against the hand that holds the scalpel
A voice over the loudspeaker reads scripture from the gospel of brutality
And hearts left behind stir with a strange joy
Emptiness where once a body lay
Carried off by a tide that turns the centuries
Now slowing to a standstill across lands of seeping gray
Here, a battle might once have been fought
Victory over those already dead
Now the armies stand in formation
Waiting in vain for the command to come
Their eyes frozen upward, staring at the sky

Anyone seen any good movies recently?

Photo by NastyaSensei from Pexels

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