Cast Into Torment


Placed in a large iron hop hinged in two halves hands 
bound behind the back
Forced to kneel on the lower half with the executioner 
straddling the victim

Turning and tightening the screw clamping down the other 
section immovable agonizing
Pain begins anew

Pressing the body evercloser sweat and tears fill the 
eyes a slow swelling
Of the throat muffling the cries chest against the knees 
stomach against the thighs
Spine slowly dislocated breastbone and ribs obliterated