69 days

69 days in a hole in the ground
69 days
Where earth is Madre and Medusa
The crucible and the cradle

69 days
69 days in the dark
In the sauna of a tepid hell
Hungry for light
Song
Sound
Touch
Taste
Smile
Hambre para el sol
Y hambre para las estrellas

One man carries the light
By which all men see
And the dark must give way
To that unseen spark
That burns in blind eyes
Of marked men

69 days

In the blaze of sun
All breath dies
Until the lost breathe
And we in the dark holes
Of our lost lives
Call brother every soul
Redeemed from the depth
Of that rock womb
That gives up life