usurper dreams

by eric marin

royal guards lie
on a crimsoned carpet
of night frost

fingernails lie
on the cold ashes
of a fire

coiled shadows lie
in wait
on the edges
of the king's road

a usurper's dreams lie
on the edge
of a wizard's spell

When he's not practicing law or spending time with his family, Eric Marin writes poetry and fiction. He also publishes the speculative fiction and poetry webzine Lone Star Stories.

Eric's favorite fruit is the raspberry.