earthbound souls tethered to dirt like dog on leash
stuck sinners circle drain for millennia
with each death scythe skims off top
shorten lives like ageing telomeres
how many cycles left to you?
what hope have you to transcend to next ring
hope – pandora’s poison
when stripped down to mere battery
fuel for sinister machinations of They
non-physical entities of old
be They angel or demon – or something more?

what is difference between a rock and automaton?
both golem