He Comes

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She fears the dark for then he comes
 
from shadowed recesses
 
a hastening; ragged breaths,
 
fetid and vile, a flurry of wings
 
death, a handsome beast
 
her heart his nightly feast,
 
alive yet not

 
as he tears her flesh
 
soon nothing will remain
not even the remembrance of pain
 
only death, welcomed now
 
and the vague memory
 
of blood stained teeth
 
piercing her
 
innocent
 
skin.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
This is for Day 6 of the 28 Days of Unreason challenge.
Today’s challenge quote is:

“Her nights are full of the red teeth of death”- Jim Harrison

from Life / Dead Man’s Float

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17 Comments on “He Comes

  1. Yes, we were on similar wavelengths–except I wasn’t certain if you meant literal Death coming every night or something else that she feared every night. Either way, it’s scary.

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  2. Well, this is complete Hell! I mean that in the very literal sense 🙂 You have painted a Gothic picture; we need a superhero to come swooping in. Great stuff!

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