The moon dreams at night, as if it had
only been … Sailing over the witch’s
house, dissolves the sky sleeping
in the shadows of a guardian angel.
The woman’s pillow gathers shapes
of a wingless bird whose weary
skeleton sings a song, proving fatal;
darkness through which we fall.
Moonlight and daylight recalls no
face, taking you unprepared as a nail
driven into the centre of the world.
The lunar orb draws pentagrams,
resting in its obsidian vault, evoking
new worlds within its secret eye.
[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 and is haunted by the memory of her cat. She is signed to Nostilevo Records and her goth rock band, Ceremony 7, re-issued on this record label in the Fall.
Her fiction has been featured in The House of Pain, Screams of Terror, SpecFicWorld.com, The Official Fields of the Nephilim Site, SinisterCity, and U.K.’s Dark Of Night Magazine. Her poetry has been featured in numerous online and print publications, including Aphelion Webzine, 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.]