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a villanelle for D&D

A Villanelle for D&D, by Halsted M. Bernard

I rolled the dice: a seventeen, then eight. He’s hit! He’s down! The goblin lies a-dead! We might just make it out of here too late.

The ranger’s down. I see his busted pate. Heal him how? With crusty, day-old bread? I rolled the dice: a seventeen, then eight.

That means I healed him! How the hell– well, great! You just don’t want to know how much he bled. We might just make it out of here too late.

Attacks of opportunity, my fate. I smote and smashed the goblins as they fled. I rolled the dice: a seventeen, then eight.

I love my dice, but Double Barrel hate. I know I’ll see it rear its orange head. We might just make it out of here too late.

Initiative is low, I’ll have to wait. But when I roll, we all come out ahead! I rolled the dice: a seventeen, then eight. We might just make it out of here …     too late!

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I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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