Dead to the sun
The sacred beast
Howls shadow moon
Wolf mantras
Bearing witness
To killing the blind self
Moaning wisdom
On punishing ground
Sheltering pain

The shaman is hurled
Into shifting trance
Rites of change
Wheels turning
In wild song and dance
Strange gods reunite

Exploring the maze
Of savage fate
Eagle wings shadow
Shared journeys
Bending to will
Winds of heights
The river carved
Our totem blood harvest
The magician of
Atavistic resurgence
Thunders trance archaic
Devil-gods to the civilized
Ghosts of madness
Shape-shifting motifs
Lost song for a dead time

*Dedicated To My Shaman, ‘Vern Harper ‘Asin.’ *

[Alexis Child hails from Toronto, Canada; horror in its purest form: a calculated crime both against the aspirations of the soul and affections of the heart. She worked at a Call Crisis Centre befriending demons of the mind that roam freely amongst her writings and lived with a Calico-cat child sleuthing all that went bump in the night & is haunted by the memory of her cat. She is once again signed to Nostilevo Records in the near future. Her goth rock band, Ceremony 7 will be re-issued on this record label in the Fall.

Her fiction has been featured in The House of Pain, Screams of Terror,, The Fields of the Nephilim Official Website,SinisterCity, 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, Estronomicon eZine, Death Head Grin, Midnight Lullabies Anthology, Sein und Werden, The Horror Zine and elsewhere. Her first collection of poetry, “Devil in the Clock,” will be released in print in the future by Witchfinder Press

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