Aphelion Issue 265, Volume 25
September 2021
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Talk to me…

by Alexis Child

Roaches crawl
I hear my deceased cat claw
The tongue of this terrible,
accursed night is long.
The clock on the wall goes:
Tick Tock, Tick Talk
As sleep falls by the wayside,
Where hopes, dreams,
peace are lost

Dead and gone
And the man upstairs angrily
stomps and knocks.
Tic Tock, Tick Talk
As we fall into oblivion
where love is lost.
No one to talk to but an angry,
mocking, yet gentle God.
Love is long gone
But the Spirit of Sword remains strong
As is my loving and compassionate God
Tick Talks to me…
However, on this night I am Dead and Gone…
I was mauled, raped, and robbed by a dog that
wasn't God!

© 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 Aphelion Webzine, 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/

Please also visit Alexis' YouTube Page for visceral spoken word poetry performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6S5u4yX73kA1ZWGnKaEBA/videos

Find more by Alexis Child in the Author Index.

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