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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2021

When the Sun Turns to Sorcery

 

by Christopher Hivner

 

 

A good opening

lays bare the ending

at least with stories

of lust and greed,

but what of wandering players

who don’t know

up from sideways,

who leak into the night

one cell at a time

so they can’t be seen?

Their stories

are nebulas

moving from night to day,

from standstills to searching,

part of society in the march of hours,

lost in the ether

when the Sun turns to sorcery.

The stars rotate

behind them,

the air bites,

in a bloodless affirmation

of the under being crowned

as king of velvet riches,

an empty prize,

smile and wave

to your sleeping subjects,

The opening begins

with the promise of a tale

for the saints,

until the ending

shows the truth of the night;

it is us,

minus the Sun

and its puffery,

searching for meaning

among the diamonds.

 

 

 

Christopher Hivner writes from a small town in Pennsylvania surrounded by books and the echoes of music. He has recently been published in Monomyth and Weird Reader. Facebook: Christopher Hivner - Author, Twitter: @Your_screams



Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021