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December 2021
 
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The Art of Losing

by Alexis Child


A vulturous dead breath
Black statement
Weeps for what's wrong
The riddled corpse at the gate's
Given up in the space to cross
A morgue between two cities
Veils annihilating days
Pernicious holocaust of love
Saint of impossible causes
Anima's forsaken reason
Why is there silence?
The guillotine whispers
Let this death be complete


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

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