To many of those of you who follow or read my work there are only a few that are aware that I run, along with my friend and coeditor Hex M’ Jai a small independent poetry press known as DeadMansPressInk as well as a page called The School of Night Newsletter which promotes the teachings & mysteries, articles and rituals of magic. DeadMansPressInk has a very fun & all inclusive popular group for poets called POETS WHO HATE POETS ON FACEBOOK which has been growing day by day and allows writers & poets to share their work in a safe, secure atmosphere of respect and humor with an eternal ” no trolls allowed” policy.
I hope that if you are a writer who would like to publish your book of pagan based poems ( we also are interested in noir, the occult & the macabre) that you will send us your manuscript or join our group to just enjoy people’s work and share your own. Find us on Facebook as well as Instagram.
In a famous painting of Christ nailed to and crucified upon the cross I am the watching leper on the right. And with my one good eye I watch as Jesus dies and screams up into darkening sky asking his father for a reason
And then, suddenly as the clouds open up and the rain begins the Romans scatter like mice, the water, burning off their flesh like corrosive acid. As I feel the wetness upon my skin like the warmth of a beautiful woman touching my face, I raise my hands outward, and I am healed. When a voice comes which tells me I am now the angel of death, and the watcher in the eternity that is time, wandering the earth.
The screams of both Jesus, and his murderers the Romans now a distant sound & memory in a world without messiahs or miracles to amaze us. Only questions which remain unanswered.