Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"Shadowstar" by Ross Balcom

Shadowstar

impaled
"Shadowstar" Watercolor & Acrylic on Paper
By J. Artemus Gordon
on Shadowstar

bled white

I fed
the demon

stellar beast

Shadowstar

blood
I owed

splashed

on raving 
silver black

infinities

Shadowstar

my life
transmuted

into light

that falls
on worlds

forever damned

bleed us all,
O Shadowstar

--Ross Balcom

Poet's Notes: If you have the need to bleed, call Shadowstar. I highly recommend this first-rate impaler.

Editor's Note: I enjoy the way Ross leaves it to the reader to imagine who/what Shadowstar is exactly.   A black hole?  A space vampire?  A cursed sword?  Worse? 

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