Aphelion Issue 239, Volume 23
May 2019
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Darkest Demons

by Alexis Child

You were burning like fire
With stars in your eyes
Growling like black thunder
Before the deadly battle
With fangs shining
Avenger of the dark

Your lips bled with syrupy scarlet
On pillows stained in blood
As you sank your lips into
unwilling flesh
You heard many heartbeats
So young and virile

You preyed on the lonely
Making us think we were
your one and only
Leaving behind holes
Where you sucked out souls

On the edge of town
In this ancient graveyard
Clutching a cross in naked hand
Nowhere to hide in a forsaken land

Beg me to put you in the sun
And set you free
Pleasure will never be yours
As your soul purpose is to feed
Eternity calls forth the blood
of breathless tears

Emotional vampire
There is no cure
For only seeking other's pleasure
Only the moon will remember
The hold you had on me all these years
In the winds of time, how blinded
are we to fear

Desirous of what will be our ruin
and damnation in the end
New and old we stalk the night
With longing and regret
For what we can't put just right
A dark perpetual romance
In the glaring daylight

2018 Alexis Child. All rites reserved until the worms crawl in…

Alexis Child hails from Toronto, where horror in its purest form is a calculated crime against both 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, once lived with a Calico-cat child sleuthing all that went bump in the night, and is haunted by the memory of her cat.

Her fiction has been featured in Schlock Magazine, 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 Aphelion, Black Petals, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, The Horror Zine and elsewhere. 

Her first collection of poetry, Devil in the Clock, a dark and sinister slice of macabre horror, gothic, surreal & supernatural poetry is now available on Amazon.

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

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