they tell us,
'it'll be a sad day in hell',
but wouldn't the devil rejoice
at the sight of the slaughtered?
because let your clockwork heart
and allow your halting breaths
to shudder and stop.
because maybe witchcraft isn't an option
because my mama taught me better than that
but I think isolation
of the complete sort
could drive someone so insane
that when they met the devil,
all they'd do is shake his hand
and say 'how do you do?'
and bathe in this biological warfare.