Heartbeat ringing in my ears
Wondering why I am here
Eldritch quest of many years
Farewell, love to you always, my dear
To the alabaster summit I longingly stare
Somehow certain I will find the answer there
Fervent question that drives my every care
New ridges on my neck and wide eyes that stare
The expedition is going slowly awry
Silently, yet reflected in their eyes
Though I would not drive them to die
Not whether or not, but I must know the why
A little of me drains into each dark crevasse
Air grows ever thinner as the miles pass
Further up, I find they’ve left me en masse
Black mouth I find at the trail’s impasse.
Down a tunnel I find the answers I have wished
City filled with my cousins, the man-fish!
An ancient design, my transmuting flesh
It is the home for which I have always wished!
Ia! Ia! Chtulhu Fhthagn!
© by the Author
For contest: At the Mountains of Madness
Sponsor: Timothy Hicks
Copyright © Tom Quigley | Year Posted 2016
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