Murder Before the Moon

by A.J. Huffman

Emblazoned wings, a silhouette of ebony,

take flight, feathers breaking

against an already dying sun.  They sense

impending night creeping in to stalk an

already slaughtered sky, know it’s devouring

darkness matches their own.  Desire

pulls them.  Like a tide, they flow into carrion

cover, wind echoing their silence.  Ascent is their cry

of allegiance to Artemis.  They await opening

of her lonely, pallid eye.

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Writers Bio

A.J. Huffman is a poet and freelance writer in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She has previously published six collections of poetry all available on  She has also published her work in numerous national and international literary journals.  She is currently the editor for six online poetry journals for Kind of a Hurricane Press (  Find more about A.J. Huffman, including additional information and links to her work at and!/poetess222

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