Necrotica / The woman hangs in air, serene; / her perfect visage lies at rest. / The placid mask of silent queen / holds cause from all who might have guessed. / Her features locked in deepest calm; / her face conveys no sense distressed. / Her frozen lips sing silent psalms; / Her head turned up in image blessed. / Each time her breath exhales, it grows - / (A sound but unheard permeates) / A channel under each brow glows / of saline set to irrigate. / ...    The woman hangs in air, serene; / her perfect visage lies at rest. / Suspended up by threads unseen; / a tube protrudes from stillborn breast. / Her features locked in deepest calm; / her face conveys no sense distressed. / The needles jabbed through perfect palms / must therefore be of common best. / Each time her breath exhales, it grows - / (A sound but unheard permeates) / From softly moving gentle nose / twin snakes transparent emanate. / The placid mask of silent queen / holds cause from all who might have guessed. / The living metal, soul's machine / are bonded quite in cold incest. / Her frozen lips sing silent psalms; / Her head turned up in image blessed. / The catheter presents no qualms / to limp cadaver left undressed. / A channel under each brow glows / of saline set to irrigate. / Iced wire staves back final throes - / the living death is  v i o l a t e

-- ansi by nootropic, lit by cthulu.  click here for the original ansi released in the 3C 273 "Open" ANSI disk, April 1996 --