An evening star or morning’s shine,
In love and hope, this realm is mine.
Such lust and beauty sets a fire,
Romance creates a hot desire.
My harmony sheds light on all,
Just come to me and heed my call.
[Ashley Dioses is a poet of dark fantasy and horror from southern California. She is currently working on her first book of dark traditional poetry to be out in 2016 from Hippocampus Press. Her poetry has appeared in Weird Fiction Review, Spectral Realms, Weirdbook Magazine, Xnoybis, Necronomicum, Gothic Blue Book, and elsewhere. Her poem, “Carathis”, published in Spectral Realms No. 1, appears in Ellen Datlow’s full recommended Best Horror of the Year Volume Seven list. Aside from writing, her other passions include martial arts and delving into esoteric and occult studies.]