Overhearing scraps over a year of construction 
as the overbearing Mordred’s story
becomes increasingly porous
Holes surfaced between father and his spawn
a final duel used magic of unholy origin 
as Excalibur was embedded in Lancelot’s forehead
Alchemical exchange established
by unknowing mortals seeking greater powers
Mordred freed himself of death as all life of the kingdom soured
A hidden, scrawled note reads dontaskanymore
will I become abandoned, or worse, rabid as Percival in the Labyrinth 
or will I find some way to raze the walls of this filthy hobble