Aphelion Issue 275, Volume 26
August 2022
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Deadly Pursuit

by Aurelio Rico Lopez III

From stone walls,
Torches thrust
Like dismembered limbs.
Flames burn low,
Illuminating the next few yards,
But too dim to provide
Any direction.
A mute audience of
Scattered corpses stare out
Of hollow sockets.
Stumbling through endless
Hallways and corridors,
He pushes forward
‘Til the next turn reveals
A dead end.
A horned shadow
Emerges from the corner.
The corpses wait
In hushed anticipation
As the chase comes to a close.

© 2007 Aurelio Rico Lopez III

Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a self-diagnosed scribble junkie from Iloilo City, Philippines . His poetry has been featured in numerous print magazines and online zines such as Mythic Delirium, Dark Animus, Illumen, Black Petals, Goblin Fruit, Kaleidotrope, Sybil’s Garage, Aoife’s Kiss, Brew City Magazine, The Shantytown Anomaly, and The Horror Express. His horrorku chapbooks JOLTS and SHOCKS are available from Sam’s Dot Publishing.

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