Emerald scrubs melt in jade light

Room shifts fuzzes all around

In my hazed out trembling sight


Needle enters I have drowned

Gushing liquid through my veins

Ears fill throbbing squelching sound


Weighted limbs tied up in chains

Surgeon inhales beryl mask

Scalpel raised each muscle strains


Slices in begins his task

Plenty blood to fill the cask


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They Come

They come in Silence
on the westbound zephyr
hovering black on black
waiting deep within the night

They come in Silence
but it shall not last forever
Do well to guard your back
lest your screams greet the light

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I Cry


I cry

I cry everyday

Every single day

Several times a day

It makes me feel better


My Cave

SpaceMy cave is cold

But I know it

It is dark

But my eyes have adjusted

It is silent

But I do not mind, so much

My cave is sorrowful

But in it I find

A strange kind of comfort

I decorated it once

And it became home

When I’ve been away

Dancing in the light

And somehow find myself back there

I feel the same cold

The same darkness

The same silence

The same desire to stay.





In my body, dark insects cling.

My soul grows weary of their sting.

They run my body, while I cry.

Today, the other two will die.




They’re out to get me, this I know.

They’ll wring my neck and kill me slow.

But in the grave, I’ll never lie.

Today, the other two will die.




They’ll never see this sharpened knife,

Until it’s sliced away their life.

I’ll hook their skin and beat it dry.

Today, the other two will die.



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Child bangs on the door.

Roof’s heart beats to trembling rain.

“Help me!” cries the child.

Walls shriek with each winded breath.

Windows reach their shutters out.

Child is stolen in the mist.



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To know the future

Is to know the horror to come

To know what stalks us

Calling from the darkness inside


How do I explain

The forces that words can’t describe?

Who can believe me

And stop them before it’s too late?


These words I speak, these things I feel

I want you to understand, and see it is real

My will grows weary, strained is my breath

All that’s left now is to wait for…



The shadows are deceiving
The nostalgia is all lies
The memories are fleeting
And have lost all of the ties
To reality
And what really happened


Final Night


Darkness falls
as the world spins
across the universe
an organic cog
in a biological
Stars and suns
sputter, spent
Darkness falls
like a thick curtain
on the inevitability

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The Keeper of the Walls

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The Storm is moving closer

The peace, the security;

Anger strikes out knowing no reason.

The weakness to be strong

the elusive quality of tears;

a sorrow lifted.

The knowledge of the alluding strength

– my salvation –

The holy water of your tears

turns me to bitter wine.

– Goodbye –

The walls cannot crumble

The heart does not break apart, evenly

The intensity of feeling, the passionate emotion;

Nearness, togetherness…

Distance, innocence…

– Au Revoir –

To know my soul, my heart

open the windows, my windows…

Look behind the curtain

to my soul, through my eyes

– Welcome –

The Keeper of the Walls

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