Aphelion Issue 281, Volume 27
March 2023
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We Fall From Dreams…

by Alexis Child

I swallowed the sky
to shape a new horizon
when fed by dreams
My weary step
a sleeping mind
wearing a different face
deep under starless nights
My oblong eyes an ocean
sadness and remorse
Another world awaits beneath
my skin of fairy tales and fears
Between dawn and dusk
my fiery soul a burning body
that swallows stars until I am whole
again, and one day all will be
reclaimed in the mouth of death
Galaxies and lonely stars in space
circle my silent head
where our skies are the same
shade of blue no longer sinking
ghosts ticking like tongues
where the earth is but a thought
as the sea swallows the heartbeat of the sky
One day all will be reclaimed in the
mouth of death, lower than the angels
who cry for our every bruised breath

© 2015 Alexis Child. All rites reserved until the worms crawl in…

Alexis Child hails from Toronto, Canada; horror in its purest form: a calculated crime both against the aspirations of the soul and affections of the heart. She worked at a Call Crisis Centre befriending demons of the mind that roam freely amongst her writings and lived with a Calico-cat child sleuthing all that went bump in the night and is haunted by the memory of her cat. She is once again signed to Nostilevo Records in the near future. Her goth rock band, Ceremony 7 will be re-issued on this record label in the Fall.

Her fiction has been featured in The House of Pain, Screams of Terror, SpecFicWorld.com, The Official Fields of the Nephilim Site, SinisterCity, and U.K.'s Dark Of Night Magazine. Her poetry has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including Black Petals, Blood Moon Rising, Estronomicon eZine, Death Head Grin, Midnight Lullabies Anthology, Sein und Werden, The Horror Zine, and elsewhere. Her first collection of poetry, "Devil in the Clock," will be released in print in the future by Witchfinder Press.

Visit her website: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/alexischild/

Find more by Alexis Child in the Author Index.

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