O fragrant flesh, beside my tomb
You wander freely through the gloom
And think you’re safe among the dead
With those sweet brains still in your head.
You turn your back, and I arise
And look on you with rotten eyes
But then you hear my hungry moans
And see the flesh hang from my bones.
You scream in panic, run away
While all around the graveyard sway
The revenants, in shambling race,
Converging on your hiding place.
And when we find you crouching there
We seize your ankles, wrists and hair.
We bite your flesh, we chew your veins
And then at last, we eat your brains.
And when the feasting time is done
You rise again, and we are one:
The eaten eat, the victims stalk
We shamble where we once did walk.
Remember, man, as you pass by:
As you are, once was I;
As I am, you’re to be,
Lurching through eternity.
To the tune of Look on and Cry.
Originally posted on Making Light