red glow

Alexander Calder, Sumac V. 1953.


A glow in the night

will lead me astray

from the moon’s light

to where I can’t say.


Bloody prints mark the way

to a small town on the shore.

At the end of the day,

we are at the devil’s door.


Time has no meaning or reason.

You can travel forward or back.

Death will follow with each season.

It is past time for me to pack.


THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist