| From an original painting by Andrew Wyeth|
adapted by Jinksy
to swirl mis-shapen features through our minds
when shadow beings lurk inside each room.
Between the realms of fantasy and fact,
they populate all corridors of night,
and beckon us with talons gnarled and cracked.
Shades which come from Hades feed these ghouls
with blackest terrors. In sleep, they're unleashed
to pray upon unwary human's souls.
Thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for her ghostly prompt this week, and to Poets United who provide another venue.