The Next Moonless Night

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 …

The chain cut again,
—the demon is loose

Deep into the night,
  she hunts weaker truths

The hallway’s back stairs,
  her favorite retreat

Until daylight threatens,
  and her bite becomes weak

Then she staggers back wounded,
  inside shadows that call

Her blood trail now leading,
  to that dark lonely hall

Where the door is rechained,
  and the lock padded tight

 Until a hacksaw appears,
 —with the next moonless night

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2016)