Author Archives: michael


Never quite a smile though the Madness smirks from out beyond the light where the Darkness lurks prying open treasure chests filled with Desolation; run from hide from Cursed` vile illumination. Reason chased to shadows while Falseness works against its soon return and the Blindness shirks truth for sordid empty Lies of ill consolation. Healing […]

Raise A Glass

Where the poet lay in his dying while the secret eyes hidden and spying comes a pilgrim his face in hiding and his spirit with the poet vying for communion with departed muse of tales macabre, in that profuse, from the master and confirmed recluse. Or he, perhaps, only bids adieux. With three flowers of […]

Only Embers

Gray dusk of eventide; shadows blur my vision merging black and white. Formless fog settles in, shrouding thought once clear, blending day with night. What matter? What portent? Where goading, driving need? Love pain hate excitement disdain brushed in a single hue. Familiar pastimes refuse to lend delight. Passions’ fires, not dead, will not burn […]