Grave Shadow Lurking

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #4

 Wraith, whether ghost or nightmare…a

Ravaged horror; apparition dressed in tattered

Gown, trailing train of…yes…ebon-ash, smoke.

She wore mask of fear, fine etching traced

Across her face formidable…but, for what reason

Did she intimidate me?  An atmospheric anomaly.

What dire straits was she escaping from

Or to, that brought her lost or found into my

Sleep, night after murky blue-wafted night…

Waking me, requesting one more review?

Her garment rustled, ruffled as she whirled

(A midnight dreaming dervish?)…how could

Mind rest, though wearied so alert?

Perhaps she was metamorphosis…of child

I once was, might have been… Alas, no

Narcotic’s induced deception, this spectral

Grave shadow my reality…lurking, ever lurking

Whispery-pacing heart’s moonless halls.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.


You are elemental


Impossible, irrational love, I’m


Won’t let you die… Neither

Mockers, nor factual death, caused tenacious heart to stutter*.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

*In case you’re interested, my first blog in 2011 contained a poem I wrote, titled “Stutter-Stepping”.  Here it is:

Sometimes, the wind chimes

Play memory-songs of your

Blue-steel eyes on me.

I’m without rhythm, lyrics–

Dancing mute, stutter-stepping.

©Caddo Veil, 2011; Ennle Madresan, 2019


The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.