Aphelion Issue 262, Volume 25
June 2021
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Blood At First Sight

by Alexis Child

I am a shadow in the blackest night
A whisper in the light
The wind no longer walks
In my hair
A cold fire snaps at my skin
In the approaching dawn
Drained mercilessly
From one dark night of passion

Yet if only suddenly she would live
I would consume her again
Like a cheap wine
Swooning under her powers
I hunger, but never again wish to drink
This romantic desire lingers

Let me walk you through the dangers
Of kissing the necks of strangers
Hear the darkness all around
How to cry without a sound
A very sad affair

The moon remembers the ecstasy
Of her sweet body
I am weeping with tears of blood
Even as the darkness comes
I cannot drown this pulsing dream
Where each day the sun will burn
A little bit brighter

"Make me into you"
I can sometimes hear her plead
As passion holds sway
Perhaps I've even begun to hallucinate
And feel a pain that isn't even mine

Tales foretell her demonic apparition
Is somewhere yet unknown
Perhaps in graveyards at midnight she roams
Where men become lost and disappear
Take heed fearless creatures of the night
While the moon is still grey
There will be more victims
When the dusk begins to decay
We must find her soon, I fear
Before it really is too late
Slow poison from her lips
Will drip and burn
Our deaths are all most certain

A painful memory will twist
The curls of her mouth
My name will be scrawled
In evil's ink for centuries
There is no more I can tell

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/

Please also visit Alexis' YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6S5u4yX73kA1ZWGnKaEBA/videos

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