Under silent galactic power
breeds the savage creation
LIFE, a tortured spawn
that devours itself to live
swimming in shock with its mate,
evolving from primal fright
to kill live puppets of death,
yet love and teach children
such predatory cooperation
within the cosmic law of change
they sweat and suffer to learn
what cannot be learned
any other way
so all the harvest of souls
on death-days meet
in realms of light and love
or dark and hate.

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