Now through Halloween you can grab a free Kindle copy of my horror-themed poetry chapbook, Come Fly with Death: Poems Inspired by the Artwork of Zdzislaw Beksinski. This promotion is for two days only, so don’t delay!
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Come Fly with Death is a chapbook of 20 poems inspired by the artwork of the late Polish painter, Zdzislaw Beksinski. Up until the time of his murder in 2005, Beksinski created a fantastic collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs, specializing in the field of utopian art.
Like Beksinski’s works, the poems contained here are surrealistic and graphic. They are at times horrific, Gothic, even erotic, and apocalyptic. Above all, they attempt to serve as a rare glimpse into the heart of our most beautiful nightmares.
Contains reprints from: The Horror Zine, Twisted Dreams Magazine, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, Indigo Rising Magazine, Gothic Poems and Fiction, Death Head Grin Anthology Vol. 2, and Fossil Lake: An Anthology of the Aberrant. Also includes several poems never before published.
COME FLY WITH DEATH
Come fly with Death
and feel the splitting as you come apart
with turbulent screams bifurcating bones.
Flee further from this life–
unfurl your wings and soar
with tangled feathers cutting the night.
Join his skeleton beak,
slicing stabs at airless wind,
and wield its dashing spine.
Stay near to glinting shroud and glide,
knowing tattered wings will guide,
as whispering scars are left behind.
Go now into that hollow abyss,
but do not pass the dark in calmness;
break the barrier with raging clamor!
Do not scrape or merely crawl.
Come fly with Death–
and swoop, and yawp, and bawl.