The buck tumbles over
into a bed of clover,
then rises and flees
wild-eyed through the trees,
weaving left and right
beneath that November night
like a ghost newly taken to flesh
attempting to break in the mesh.
He staggers, drops, rises again,
bloody saliva on his chin
as his breathing slows and heaves
and he scatters crimson leaves
with his furious, futile flight
beneath the dimming moonlight,
his escape doomed from the start—
the bullet already in his heart.
The Cult of Atticus
She wore his words
as if a thousand others
did not wear the same
in their selfies.
He used Occam’s Razor to neuter his
cutting it here and there so it would not
all over his brain;
he tamed it with a mind sharpened on the
Reason, trimming the
dangling with their unsightly
unwieldy impetus toward
disciplining its zealotry with
so it might serve as a moral example
without being aggressive, so it would never
breed wildly, but instead
was a calm, reassuring
throughout his life
in the end,
lay down in his lap
and comfort him as he
Stephen Marshall. Writer, illustrator, layabout. Find him on Amazon, maybe. He has paperback and kindle books listed there. He seems to have a knack for the Romance genre, much to his chagrin. Having pursued Children's literature he is particularly proud of his Children's novel series "Lost And Found", which begins with "Chloe Among The Clover", continues recently with "Stormy Within The Strawberry Patch" and may, in some future potentiality, culminate with "Candice Through The Picket Fence". These are novels for children (including his insistent nephew), but they are also written for adults who are children at heart. His short story collection, "The Eldritch Diaries", centers primarily upon Cosmic Horror and Body Horror, combining Lovecraft's mythos with the motifs of Sigmund Freud. His largest poetry collection, "Broken Crown Kings", contains over two hundred poems and two short novellas concerning the fleeting nature of the world and Man's place within it. Recently he has published a smaller book of poetry concerning Kentucky, Moonshine, and Ghosts called "Moonshine And Spirit Chasers". A much larger collection, entitled '"Nevermore" 99 Rhymes For $0.99' is also available. For those seeking supernatural and folklore, his collection "Weeping Cherry" is available also. The copy in print features original watercolor illustrations.
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These are beautiful!
Thank you very much. I have never been complimented by a mermaid before.
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