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Skin, pale,


throat churning deer blood


Petrified fur, demeanor of a white wolf


slowly transfigures into Unspeakable Thing


What were once storybook nothings


settle into piles of innocent wool


snow-pressed rows of skulls play chess


watch caps still on their heads


red riding frozen fleece


through tyrannical passages


the tails of their newly anointed ‘souls’


flailing like three little piglets


on a cannibal farm


wearing schoolgirl outfits


while Betelgeuse watches




What if your precious policemen faded


would it be called anarchy


when men refused their posts


at grocery stores and town halls,


post offices,


or patrolling at children's parks


Kreuger-lites, Canaanites, no flashlights


pitchers of toxic water - not pitchforks


faces like flame


glaring oppressive


the rearing eyes of society’s death wish




What if the order of chaos


brought us back to prehistory?


Caravan tribes


matchsticks, farmland, barbarisms


Carnal wisdom




would you hug your luxury coat closely


for warmth, for security


For fear of the black wraith known as






count your coffee mugs full of blood, dirt


fatigue - the innumerable dose


of spirit caffeine




When you feel


Both sleepy, and hollow


when you wake up to hordes of thousands


carrying torches and burnt birth certificates


a lake of nightmare fluids


Will you choose to keep sleeping?


Or will you brave the cold tiles of the kitchen pantry


chin down,


walking straight toward an undead Jabberwocky


with a Corinthian flagpole & a hot temper




Erik Moshe is frequently found at a crossroads in his life, denying hitchhikers a ride even though he may be the only person on the road. His work has been seen as an apparitional entity before in Gloom Cupboard, Spirit of the Stairway, Clutching at Straws, mad swirl, The Bactrian Room, and is forthcoming in Poetry.Pacific and The Camel Saloon. His favorite horror movie is Candyman, mainly because of the ghetto bathroom scene. He seeks to show folks the lighter side of human darkness. Find him at TheCentersphere.yolasite.com. 

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