lamplight & gloam

©2022 Michael Raven

i wondered if
my time had come

a night thief
slipping through shadow
between lamplight & gloam
shouldertap & whisper
a meaty voice knifing
through nadir
promising to tuck a part
of me under that cloak
bright chrome at my throat

they terror-killed coronel
in just this way
& gave it song

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