Black Petals Issue #94 Winter, 2021

5 Haiku
BP Artists and Illustrators
BP Guidelines
Mars-News, Views and Commentary-Chris Friend
Basement Dweller-Fiction by Justin Swartz
The Beating of Their Wings-Fiction by Brian Maycock
Does the Bogeyman Live Downstairs?-Fiction by Clive Owen Barry
Dark Little Boxes-Fiction by C. M. Barnes
Death by Midnight-Fiction by Charlie Cancel
Forearmed-Fiction by Jan Cronos
Inconceivable-Fiction by Rich Rose
The Wolf's Den-Fiction by J. B. Polk
Treachery-Fiction by Ramon F. Irizarri
Tumour Wakes Up-Fiction by Alexis Gkantiragas
The Opal Ring-Fiction by Michael Dority
Flora and Fauna-Flash Fiction by Roy Dorman
Gnaw-Flash Fiction by Tony Kidd
Mad Money-Flash Fiction by Cindy Rosmus
Madonna of the Damned-Flash Fiction by Hillary Lyon
Special Teeth-Flash Fiction by KJ Hannah Greenberg
The Death Set-4 Poems by Hillary Lyon
Five Haiku-Poems by C. D. Marcum
Misanthrope-Poem by Donna Dallas
The Wish Tree-3 poems by Christopher Hivner
Nebulous-3 poems by Juan Manuel Perez
The Sphinx at Night-5 Poems by Meg Smith
Nameless-Poem by David Barber

5 Haiku

C.D. Marcum


cold midnight lighting

flashes on the ancient tomes

slick black tentacles


all sleep entangled

in the same nightmare

starless sky


Grandmother’s basement:

the giggling girl watches

mice writhe on glue traps


sounding the fathoms

lost in seas



pale autumn moon

eyes above

the surgeons mask

C.D. Marcum is an author and poet from Berea, KY. You can find more of his speculative haiku forthcoming in the summer anniversary edition of Scifaikuest, and traditional haiku in the spring editions of Frogpond and The Heron's Nest. 

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