Cobwebs of a Century
by Alexis Child
At the crossroads of twilight, the city is coffined
beneath the weight of blood and bone. Stolen
joys where no rest reposes, burrow in stale
boudoirs. Weeping faces like drowned funerary
bells excavate wild fears waiting for all.
Stone-carved dreams rise like tall ghosts wearing
tatters drinking life like death. Bat-wings of boredom
thrust us on as if the devil sputters in our chamber,
orgiastic with greed. Candles fade to black like long
sobs, charged with goodbyes in communion with a
fading god burdened by giant wings.
© 2021 Alexis Child. All rites reserved until the worms crawl in…
Alexis Child hails from Toronto, Canada; home to dreams and nightmares.
She worked at a Call Crisis Center befriending demons of the mind that
roam freely amongst her writings. Alexis once lived with a Calico-cat
child sleuthing all that went bump in the night and is haunted by the
memory of her cat. She has had a small measure of underground success
with her gothic rock and darkwave bands in the past. Alexis is
currently working on her second collection of poetry.
Her fiction has been featured in Danse Macabre, Schlock, Screams
of Terror, 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, The Sirens
Call and elsewhere. Her first collection of poetry, Devil In The Clock,
a dark and sinister slice of macabre gothic, horror, surreal, and
supernatural poetry is now available on Amazon.
Visit her website: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/alexischild/
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