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  Cover Issue 14 YOUR LAST NIGHT


A passionate shadow sprawls across you.
Smoldering wings brush your thighs.
The fervent hands of centuries
wallow in your silk white skin,
slink up the towers
of your breasts.

But then death nips your lip,
pricks your throat.
A spring of blood
floods a dry creek bed.
Your body's suddenly
a five hundred year old church,
abandoned, infested.
You hear the footsteps
of a man deep inside you.
With a long, piercing shriek,
he sweeps away
the last of your altar.
Beliefs pale at the rim of your skin.
Your breath closes like
a coffin lid.




John Grey is an Australian born poet. Recently published in International Poetry Review, Sanskrit and the science fiction anthology, “The Kennedy Curse” with work upcoming in Freshwater, Paterson Review and Nerve Cowboy. John's poem Blood Types appears in the January 2013 issue of HelloHorror and his poem Sunday At The Beach appears in the June 2014 issue.

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