Aphelion Issue 268, Volume 25
December 2021
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Unholy Hungers

by Alexis Child

You were burning like fire
With stars in your eyes
Growling like black thunder
Before the deadly battle
With fangs shining
Avenger of the dark

Your lips bled with syrupy scarlet
On pillows stained in blood
As you sank your lips into
Unwilling flesh
Like the rosy snow in a wild dawn
Makes of a mist

On the edge of town
In this ancient graveyard
Clutching a cross in naked hand
Nowhere to hide in a forsaken land

You preyed on the lonely
Making us think we were
Your one and only
Leaving behind holes
Where you sucked out souls

Beg me to put you in the sun
And set you free
Pleasure will never be yours
As your soul purpose is to feed
Eternity calls forth the blood
Of breathless tears

Emotional vampire
There is no cure
For only seeking another's pleasure
Only the moon will remember
The hold you had on us throughout the years
In the winds of time, how blinded
are we to our fears

She'll take you down slow
You won't even know
Until she releases her hold
Leaving behind only holes
Where she's sucked out your soul

She's an emotional vampire
She'll burn you like Hell's fire
A boiling cauldron spilling over
Like a dark cupid Witch
Hell's dark Pope
In evil's cradle
A Demon's kiss

She sparkles like a sapphire
That emotional vampire
She stalks the night
For what she can't put just right
A dark perpetual romance
In the glaring daylight

© 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 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. Alexis' first collection of poetry, a dark and sinister slice of the macabre, Devil In The Clock, is now available on Amazon.

Visit her website: http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/alexischild/ and her YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6S5u4yX73kA1ZWGnKaEBA/videos

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