Malice Hates Fairy Tales #1

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Lotus Rose

Lotus, or Lotey, as he keeps trying to get people to call him, lives in Austin, an oasis in the heart of Texas.  He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he learned that frat boys are lame.  He once watched a fraternity house burn down when they accidentally set their fake snow on fire after a party.  After college, rather than get a real job, he decided to become a writer.  He invented the corruptagram, a symbol he's trying to get banned in public schools.  He enjoys Newcastle Brown Ale and black metal with blastbeats. Lotus Rose is not a frat boy.

Here's a short poem he wrote:

O, shall I be like the lotus,
And bring you dark dreams and soft sighs?
Or shall I be like the rose is,
Sweet-scented and tempting your eyes?

For the unending sleep can seduce you,
To the world behind unseeing eyes.
And the beauty that beckons, then cuts you,
Is also the cruelest of lies.