To animate the premise and to draw the face of hate,
you must upend the standard menace of a devil –
you must transcend cliché conventions of a mask:
new eyes must open wide, achieve another level
of attention. Draw, draw more: push past Halloween:
convene with breathing avatars of evil’s immobility.
At last you find the eyes – whose mix of pain and pride
breed hate’s utility – and terrible belief in its nobility.