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RITUALIA FESTUM IN ICHOR NOSTER

by BAT MAGIC

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FROM THE UPCOMING SPLIT ALBUM "WAMPYRIC KNIGHTS" WITH CAPE OF BATS.

WRITTEN AND RECORDED MMXXI BY BAT MAGIC, FEATURING JACOB BUCZARSKI AS THE SANGUINE SHREDDER.

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AND THE BELLS RING AS THE HEADS DROP.
THEY BURIED YOU ON A RAINY DAY, THE FLOWERS DROWNING IN THE HANDS OF THE MOURNERS BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN BE PLACED.
THE GROUND WAS DRENCHED AND THE FOOTPRINTS LINGERED LONG AFTER THE GRIEVING.
AND YOU RESTED.
BUT NOT FOR LONG.
YOUR EYES OPENED. BUT YOUR BREATH DID NOT RETURN.
YOUR HEART DID NOT STIR.
BUT YOU WERE HUNGRY. YOU WERE STARVING. YOU’D NEVER BEEN SO HUNGRY IN YOUR LIFE.
YOU BEGAN TO SIT UP BUT WERE CONFINED.
WHAT WAS IT? YOU COULD BARELY MOVE.
A FURY AWOKE. A FURY AROSE.
BEFORE YOU KNEW IT YOUR HANDS WERE SPLINTERING WOOD AND PULLING THROUGH DIRT.
YOU WERE OUT.
YOU WERE FREE.
YOU WALKED.
AND WALKED.
THE MOON PIERCED THE CLOUDS AND GUIDED YOUR WAY.
YOU WALKED TO TOWN. THE TOWN YOU GREW UP IN. LIVED IN. WORKED IN. LOVED IN. AND DIED IN.
YOU ENTERED THE TAVERN WHERE YOU’D SPENT ALMOST EVERY NIGHT FOR A DECADE.
FACES AGHAST. YOU IGNORED THEM AS YOU STRODE TO THE BAR AND TOOK A SEAT.
THE KINDLY BARKEEP WHO NORMALLY GREETED YOU WITH A SMILE STARED AT YOU LIKE HE HAD NEVER SEEN YOUR FACE BEFORE.
AFTER WHAT FELT LIKE ENDLESS SILENCE, HE FINALLY WHISPERED “HOW ARE YOU HERE?”
YOU COULD FEEL YOUR FACE CONTORT TO CONFUSION.
“HOW?”,
“I WATCHED YOUR BURIAL JUST TWO DAYS AGO”.
YOU LAUGHED, A HEARTY, DISBELIEVING LAUGH.
“YOU’D BETTER GO. THERE’S NOTHING FOR YOU HERE”.
YOU SAT IN AMAZEMENT AND THEN FINALLY,
“BUT I’M SO HUNGRY”.
“GET OUT NOW”.
IT WAS AS IF YOU WERE PULLED BY INVISIBLE CHAINS.
YOU WERE OUTSIDE BEFORE YOU KNEW IT.
YOU RETURNED TO YOUR HOME, QUIET AND EMPTY AS IT OFTEN WAS.
YOU NOTICED THE DOOR WAS LOCKED IN A WAY YOU DID NOT RECOGNIZE.
YOU HAD LITTLE TIME TO THINK, YOUR STARVATION MOTIVATED YOU, AND DIDN'T REALIZE THE MINIMAL EFFORT IT TOOK TO RIP THE DOOR OPEN, LOCK CRUMBLING IN YOUR HAND.
YOU FOUND A LOAF OF BREAD, STALE AND ROCK HARD.
YOU HAD NO CHOICE AND TOOK A BITE.
YOU VOMITED EVERYWHERE, BUT IT WAS LIKE NO BILE YOU’D SEEN BEFORE.
IT WAS BLOOD.
YOUR GAZE LIFTED TO A REFLECTIVE WINDOW PANE.
YOU WERE GAUNT, COVERED IN DIRT, AND THERE WAS BLOOD, AGAIN, DRIPPING FROM YOUR MOUTH
BUT THAT WASN’T THE MOST STARTLING REVELATION.
YOU HAD FANGS.
YOUR MIND SENT BACK TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S OLD LEGENDS
NIGHT STALKERS.
DYBBUKS.
VAMPIRES.
YOU CLENCHED YOUR FISTS. YOU SLAPPED YOURSELF. YOU TRIED TO WAKE UP.
BUT THIS WAS NO DREAM.
WHAT WAS MAN, BECAME BEAST.
AND THE HUNGER. THE PAIN LEVELED YOU AND DROPPED YOU TO YOUR KNEES.
THE BREAD STILL WITHIN REACH, YOU TRIED TO STOMACH ANOTHER BITE BUT VOMITED BEFORE IT EVEN MADE IT PAST YOUR MOUTH.
THE BLOOD POOLED AT YOUR KNEES.
YOU KNEW.
YOU KNEW WHAT YOU WERE.
AND YOU KNEW WHAT YOU MUST DO.
TO THE TAVERN.
THE HUNGER WOULD VANISH.
AND BY SUN’S RISE.
SO WOULD THE BODIES.

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released April 20, 2022

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