Golem (poem)


Breathe life into clay,
Mud man does your bidding.
No will of his own,
Sacrificial statue.

Taking orders from mortals,
Temporary despots.
Life cycles and replacements,
Varying continuity.

Possessed by a demon,
Unmanned bodies.
Settle into controls,
Gears and buttons to maneuver.

Unformed in its form,
Burst suddenly into chaos.
Descent of a cipher,
Unanticipated by all.