“Blue” by Nicole Heinz

Bloodied hands to ring the bell,
giving and taking the shame
What the night hid well
the dawn brought to fame;
the corpses littering the street
In our minds we knew
the last image of defeat
The bittersweet taste of blue

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“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” Edgar Allan Poe

“The Dawn: A Response to Wings” by Tina McFarlane

I am terrified

With the dawn we saw Them
Dark forms against the light
Will this be my last sunrise?

We heard that They would come
And We are ready

We gathered what we could
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As a writer, I have a dual nature, and love both the light and the dark. They each bring out a different side of me. Writing gives me the chance to explore both.

Here, in this special place, you will find my darkness.

“A Love Story” by Lemmy Rushmore

her alabaster skin
fits her ebony dress
with her mascara ran
she’s a beautiful mess

the long, crimson-soaked blade
is a sign of the ache
it’s a sign of how much
one that’s broken can take

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A lifelong resident of northern Pennsylvania, Lemmy Rushmore is a mechanic by trade and father of three who occasionally dares dabble in the world of words. He now resides in Roulette PA with his girlfriend of nearly 30 years and his youngest son Zayden. Ranging from emotionally dark to horror, his pieces touch on many topics, but tend to lean more toward the darker side of those things encountered daily. First published in the anthology No Sight for the Saved, which features the superbly dark art of Niall Parkinson, Lemmy’s poetry can now be seen in several anthologies including: We are Dust and Shadow, Demonic Possession, Hell II: Citizens/Cellar Door III: Animals, Indiana Horror Review 2014, Bones III, The Grays, In The Trenches, Doorway to Death, JEApers Creepers, Ugly Babies 3, and Toys in the Attic: A Collection of Evil Playthings for which he won the editors choice award. He has released an art and poetry collection through JWK publishing that features nearly 90 of his poems illustrated by Niall Parkinson, titled Between the Walls. Recently he just finished up work on a soon to be released poetry collection titled A Trip into Madness that features nearly 200 poems.

“The Truth of Madness” by Tina McFarlane

 

You call me mad
Just because I see what you do not
Do you so fear the truth?
I can see you
See you for what you really are
And that terrifies you
Even more than me Read more ““The Truth of Madness” by Tina McFarlane”

As a writer, I have a dual nature, and love both the light and the dark. They each bring out a different side of me. Writing gives me the chance to explore both.

Here, in this special place, you will find my darkness.

“Our Music” by Tina McFarlane

Your kiss upon my lips
Holds broken promises

Your tenderness lies
A trick of the body and the mind

I listen to your heart
I feel it beating
To the sound of another

Read more ““Our Music” by Tina McFarlane”

As a writer, I have a dual nature, and love both the light and the dark. They each bring out a different side of me. Writing gives me the chance to explore both.

Here, in this special place, you will find my darkness.