Latro in the Mist

by flammeusgladius

Latro in the Mist

 

 

 

 

All he remembers day to day

Is what it means to be a man.

What fools and liars choose to say

Fades from his mind – and that’s the plan.

If you are not indeed a fan

Of what is virile and direct,

Then he’ll affront you, as truth can.

Your hatred he won’t recollect.

His is a hard role to perfect—

But his performance must impress

The ones whose views are most correct,

The ones we all fear more or less.

For, though his memory is dim,

The very gods appear to him.

 

 

 

 

 

–Tom Riley