Flammeus Gladius

Carmina et Verba pro Discipulis Meis

Doors of Perception

The Doors of Perception



(for Denise Beshaw)



Wine indeed may be good for your ticker.
If you’re sick, you may cease to get sicker
when you down your Chablis.
But, to understand me,
readers need to resort to hard liquor.



–Tom Riley

Army of the Dead

Army of the Dead



They are coming, the skeletal crew.
When they reach your flesh, what will they do?
They can’t eat you: that’s clear.
They have no stomachs here!
See: the dead know futility, too.



–Tom Riley