Air Demon

Air Demon

A Poem by Kate Henderson

Filling your lungs
With the smoke 
Of the deadly 
The Vampire parasite 
Feeding on your soul 
Can the wolves save you 
From the harsh realities 
Dream of green 
In the midnight sky
Longing for the beat 
Of the drum 
To carry you into the 
Next world 
Where the dead greet 
The living 
Here I am 
Saying the words 
Only I can speak 
But my tongue is scorched 
In the abominable heat 
Put out the burn 
Dull the pain 
Try to make me complete again 
Call upon the water demon 
To rule the 
Kingdom of truth 
But those words 
Fail me 
All articulation is lost 
I'll resolve in riddles 
For the demon has
The jewel and only 
He has the key 
That jewel is very 
So take good care of it 
Farewell to the darkness 
My golden carriage awaits 

© 2017 Kate Henderson

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In ancient Mesopotamia a ‘demon’ could be a good or bad spirit. Evil is usually perceived as the dualistic antagonistic opposite of good, in which good should prevail and evil should be defeated. And, that’s how I perceived your mythological composition. From the mischievous demon filling it’s lungs with smoke, to your golden carriage escape! Well done – interesting write!

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Added on February 14, 2017
Last Updated on February 14, 2017
Tags: poetry, mystery, magical, dark, nightmare


Kate Henderson
Kate Henderson

United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Kate. I write dark poetry. Frequent themes in my poetry seem to be horror, fantasy, darkness, death (and beyond), nature, philosophy, and fear. Thank you for visiting! If you like/dis.. more..