I call you forth
Blood-stained candles in the dead of night
My shadow dancing spells
At the tolling of the bells
Promises etched on my skin by firelight
Alchemized by the sorcery in your veins
Like tempered glass
I wait for you to hold me in your arms at last
I call you forth to nest in me
Bright eyed Angel of Purgatory
Release anima aeterna from your lips
Take me away from these final breaths
To everlasting death
Magic laced blood drips
Down my jaw
Over exposed breasts
As I lay dying on the floor
My god, you are a god
I want more.
© 2021 A.L. Garcia. All Rights Reserved.
A.L. Garcia lives in Massachusetts with her loving husband and two spirited children. She spends her days reveling in the chaos of her babes, writing, reading, and balancing other obligations, as many mothers do. She also manages marketing/PR for Quill & Crow Publishing House. She began writing poetry as a youth as a way of coping with abusive family dynamics. She joined the writing community in August of 2020, after independently publishing a personal narrative detailing the abuse she endured as a child. She is a veteran of the U.S. Army and studied Sociology and Social Science at Towson University. She has two poetry collections out, Broken Things and Broken Heart Mosaics, is featured in all the Crow Calls Volumes, and in Ravens & Roses: A Gothic Women’s Anthology available in our Crow Shop.