Thursday, January 22, 2009

Yellow Eyed Demon

Sons look on in horror as Daddy’s yellow eyes gleam.
Big brother’s pressed against the wall, bloody shirt tearing.
Little Sammy holds a gun, but doesn’t shoot.
Demon thinks he’s won and smiles broadly.
One loud bang announces he’s wrong.
He falls to weak knees.
Daddy opens his eyes.
He orders, “Shoot.”
Gun lowers.

- Hidden Relevance

This originally appeared in

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Phantom's Angel

From the catwalk high above, he watches his protégé perform.
He reaches, as if to touch her, but can't.
Lost to music, she sings, unaware of him.
Soon, though, he is sure, she'll realize.
He, only he, can love her.
All others merely pretend to.
He longs for her.
Below, she sings.
He waits.

- Hidden Relevance

This originally appeared in Hidden Relevance lives in Texas and wants to teach high school English while writing the greatest paranormal romance novel of all time.