Gaslighter

  “Before the feeble dawn of gaslight and tea…” ~ Patrick Hamilton   Gaslight – (verb) : is a form of psychological abuse in which the victim is manipulated to doubt their own memory, perception, and sanity. (Wikipedia)   Poem By Jaye Tomas I told you I was sorry, I promised to be better, but theContinue reading “Gaslighter”

Nightlight

Poem By Doug Branson   an oasis of sorts a refuge in the distance beings who stalk to be kept at bay for the moment whether they slither or prowl             *The poem was written using the gogyohka form…a new form of poetry which has been developed in Japan by a poet calledContinue reading “Nightlight”

Supplication

Poem By Phoenix Risen  Oh, dark spirit, old and wise – hearken unto me this night. Give me thine ear, if only for a moment – that thou might relieve me of my plight. Look thou upon me in mine hour of despair, for a woman hath beset me. Another dark spirit like unto thee. SheContinue reading “Supplication”

The Maze

Poem By J.T. O’Sullivan Tepid tapered streams seamlessly Flow through rigid rivers in each Creaking crevice of his mangled Maze-like mind. Each turning twisting twirling whirling Step and stone through flesh and bone Beyond the walls a man; Alone.

Grave Digging

Poem By AJ O’Brien I awake within a black box beneath sacred soil. My heart hits a beat – tiny tunnels fill with blood, beginning to flow and boil. I claw my way out and happily arise within a graveyard dark, surrounded by the dead and forgotten goodbyes.   I hunger for your pain as IContinue reading “Grave Digging”

Phobetor

  The light grows dim. Night enfolds me in a heavy blanket. Kiss on my forehead. Whispers of sweet dreams – snuffing out candle light.   The peace doesn’t last long. Phobetor awakens me in the hush of the night.   His cold breath icy on my chest as he clutches my heart.   His fingernails tear intoContinue reading “Phobetor”

Earth

Poem By Bryan Hughes Earth Under my feet As I step close To your resting place       Earth Dug from the ground Piles of brown dirt That you will replace     Earth Thuds onto you Covers the smile On your sweet face       Earth I pat the earth down MyContinue reading “Earth”