Come Darkness

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Edward Shearmur “The Death Letter”

Come darkness
Move a little closer
step out
bring the shadows
don’t be shy
won’t decry
squint my eyes to reduce the exposure

Come Darkness
Creep a little lighter
skulk in silence
don’t be seen
don’t be heard
mince your words
as you strangle my throat ever tighter

Come Darkness
Stalk a little keener
smell my season
circle prey
don’t relent
damn well vent
as I wholly endorse misdemeanor

Come Darkness
Stay a little longer
no objections from me
as you see
I could be your trustee
just so happens I’m in search of a sponsor

Come Darkness
Cut a little deeper
cleave my flesh wide apart
reach on in
grip my heart
pull it out
make it start as it’s spent way too long as a sleeper

Come Darkness
Fuck a little harder
as I yearn for your thrust
and would find it unjust
not to be laid flat out
have my brains fucked right out
as I’m desperate to feel



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I’ve been trapped – snared- caged and confined – beaten down by a thousand cruel Angels – they speak in forked tongues – their features shift – to distort my perception – no relenting to their cold hands – each a clutch of syringes – stabbing – grabbing – extracting the fluids – bleeding me dry – with lie after lie – moistening my contempt – as I see right through them – and will FUCK every god they suggest – no less than thoroughly – no less than gluttony – I will gorge myself on their halos – until I vomit out my rusted devil horns in their changing faces – and then we shall get to communion

Come Darkness
I am ready now
sword arm steady now
no longer reticent
no longer heaven-sent

You see
Hell already signed that treaty
so these false gods can no longer cheat me
take more than a crucifix to defeat me

Come Darkness

Play Darkness

Slay Darkness

Stay darkness

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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