Note: I’m doing a working that’s involving writing poems. You can read more of what I’ve worked by clicking the poetry tag. There are two things (technically 3) encoded in these poems, which I will reveal at the end of the working; if all goes well, I should put out three poems a day for the next week or so. If you think you’ve figured it out, DM me on Twitter and I’ll confirm if you’re right. Anyway on to more of my little poems.
Take heed! For after the battle
Has been fought, And
The wounds and ravages of war
Healed, all will get their due. Are
You facing that which my
Scales alone know? Have minions
Been set out, doing
That which you will not? My
Scales will see; trust that it will
Be better to live in honesty, as
A scoundrel, than try to fool the divine.
People often question why I
Chose to hang myself here. I am:
Seeking some respite from turbulent thoughts;
Waiting until the sea of my mind is calmer;
Gaining clarity on what I am in search of.
I see that should I act on mine own passions,
I will gain trinkets and sacrifice peace.
I shall give up a lot but peace is
Hard to come by, and a
Little peace is a nursling
That can yield the greatest of
Fruits. They shall be mine.
I am the only certainty in life. Speak
Of me, not at your peril, but to
Bring forth the next thing. You and me,
We can be the best allies, me gently
Pushing you forward to a better day. Or
I can steal your dreams and make you curse.
The choice here is yours; it is not up to me.
There are some who foolishly seek
To delay or subvert or even fully end me.
They cower in the face of uncertain or
Even just different times. They try to fly
Or run or hide themselves from
My icy gaze. But they cannot escape my
Nick the Melaninated Magician
Nick AKA The Melaninated Magickian (They/Them) is a Thelemite and explorer of existence. They write observations about High Strangeness, Occultisms, and how those things intersect with race, gender, disability, and other social identities on their blog and on Twitter. In their normie work, they are a professional DEI practitioner, avid film watcher, and home cook.