Black Cat Chant

Black cat, black cat
Eyes glistening green.
Black cat, black cat,
Stalking prey unseen.
Black cat, black cat,
Rules on Halloween.
Black cat, black cat,
Licks her lips and preens …

[Ashley Dioses is a writer of dark poetry and fiction from southern California.  Her debut collection of dark traditional poetry, Diary of a Sorceress, was released in 2017 from Hippocampus Press.  Her second poetry collection of early works, The Withering, is forthcoming from Gehenna and Hinnom Books this autumn.  Her poetry has appeared in Weird Fiction Review, Skelos, Weirdbook, Black Wings VI: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, and others.  She is an Active member in the HWA and a member of the SFPA.]