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The Next Moonless Night

Its chain cut again…
  the demon is loose

Deep into the night,
  she hunts darker truths

The hallway’s back stairs,
  her favorite retreat

Pending daylight’s return,
  when her bite becomes weak

Then she staggers back wounded
  to shadows that call

Old blood trails lead silent
  down that dark lonely hall

Where a door is rechained,
  and its lock fastened tight

 Until a hacksaw appears
  —with the next moonless night

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on March 01, 2019

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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