Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lycaon of the Lower East Side

Lycaon of the Lower East Side

Full moon Friday calls:

The promise of night
cloaks the travertine
and glass temples of man.
Silhouettes shape-shift
beyond streetlight glare
and gather in the shadows.
I am the seventh son;
dark ruler of alphabet city,
hungry in the lunar phase.

Satisfaction struts

in 4 inch heels
down Bleecker Street,
Chanel marinade
follows the footfall.
I watch with amber eye
and hold my tongue
behind eager teeth.

Tonight she will be my love,

and I will finally sleep--
safe from Aconitum dawn.



Timoteo said...

Bloody good!

Anonymous said...

Nice, very nice

Jingle Poetry said...

powerful piece.

Morning said...

Glad to see you share,

a haunting entry indeed.

The Orange Tree said...

love the ending,

satisfying piece.

Ginny Brannan said...

Really enjoyed reading this well-written piece.

"I watch with amber eye
and hold my tongue
behind eager teeth."

<> Perfectly eerie!! Perfect seasonal piece.

Terri Kimberly Schmidly said...


Thanks for sharing.

K. Shawn Edgar said...

Almost as good as an episode of Teen Wolf :) Just kidding. I especially like the line "dark ruler of Alphabet City". Image inducing word choice and a powerful momentum to your lines. I'm glad I got to read this.

Aya Gugles Wilson said...

what confident piece.
Happy Halloween!

Jacobin Rosellash Gay said...

romantic ending.
admirable imagination.

Nataeven FairyAn Fallin said...


Helen Rice Obama said...

the imagery is impressive,
what a talent.

Thanks for sharing, welcome back to week 40 any time.