Deus Absconditus: Part II (Xanthochroid)

And as I watched him writhe in pain I felt that familiar horror; Struggling to breath and console my fear, I realized once again The true nature of existence. That awful reality I've tried to forget Since I was young. “Deus Absconditus” The eternal void that awaits us all, “God who is hidden from man” Whether Erthwile bound or a Relic like me; The infinite measure of time and space Captures each of us for all eternity. “Deus Absconditus” No one knows what lies beyond, “God who is hidden from man” But it matters not to me Whether it is a neverending paradise, A burning pit of fire, Or a void of non-existence. Whatever horrors or pleasures Await us after this life Will never eclipse the cold chill Of time's endless decay.