The open sea was roiling blue
The captain sent the boy for glue
To fill the hole in the lower hull
Gored by a monster’s skull.
They found it there in the dark
The body of a man and face of a shark.
Lost down a meandering road
across a bridge where a river flowed
The couple stood and looked in vain
At a sodden map in the pouring rain.
They found out there a ruined farm
Where things lurked that meant them harm.
The golden idol glimmered bright
attended by priests in the firelight
long silken robes and onion hats
They sat crosslegged on woven mats
Chanting phrases in evil tongues
inhaling drugs into their lungs.
A priest stood by with holywater
As the girl screamed “help me father!”
He watched in shock as she flipped
Naked and backwards into a crypt
He prayed and performed an exorcism
But failed on account of her atheism.
The architect’s plans were carved in stone
ten construction workers went out alone
To finish work on a private estate
With a red brick fence and an iron gate
They found the walls all strangely tainted
as if with blood they had been painted.