Halloween Night

Vague are the shadows
That plague my mind

Murder and mayhem
Etch an enormous frown
Upon my daily gray

What terrible whispers abound
About my reluctant frightened ears

I feel the sounds of doom
And death doth to me daily appear

Phantoms of sullen mien
Do import uncertain lessons
And bathe me in coldest hottest fear
Where all is cursed sin
While angry Gods do half appear

What are these eyes that bring me near
What the hidden hands of the fated night
What the footsteps of daggered fiend
That will his secret finally impart

Swiping me utterly helplessly down
Into his Hadean kingdom of the dark

Dan Corjescu teaches at the University of Tübingen's "Studium Professionale" program. Read other articles by Dan.