Aphelion Issue 266, Volume 25
October 2021
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An Angel Falls

by Alexis Child

Angel come. Whisper to me.
Come in the night. Elude
Your mystery. Let me inhale
Your emotions. Let me know
Your devotions. Break through
The gloom. Angel come. Angel
Go. Invade this harrowing pain.
Tears in the rain. Come into the
Dark. Wrap me in your arms.
Bring us light. Angel come in
The dark. Fall away my heart.

Watching the black stars at night.
To this day, a life of pain, loss
And strife. You can't forget the
Ancient scars of a day so long ago.
In vain, I scream in heaven's name.
The devil takes my side. None can
Change this on earth or in space.
A demon loved the angel. She was
The white rose in the rain. The
Salvation to his pain. The demon
Loved the angel back. But she could
Never love him again.

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. Alexis is currently working on her second poetry collection and starving in the garret with her muse. A starving child is a frightful sight. A starving vampire is even worse. Please donate non-perishable food items and B-negative blood (and make it a double!).

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, Grotesque, The Horror Zine, The Sirens Call and elsewhere. Her first collection of poetry, Devil In The Clock, is now available on Amazon.

Visit her website: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/alexischild/. Please also visit Alexis' YouTube Channel

Find more by Alexis Child in the Author Index.

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