Kurt Philip Behm

Until Darkness

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 Genie-us crawled silently out of the old clock,
and climbed up the bookshelves at night

The Genie-us then tore out the forbidden pages,
feeling shame with his lusty delight

The Genie-us returned as the sun came up,
crawling inside the tall clock in the hall

The old pendulum again swinging, the chimes reset
—until darkness anew comes to call

(Dreamsleep: April, 2020)

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