dawn stalks the dozing darkness
talons shake the blackness awake
struggling, the prey shrivels into the brightness
a vast mouth swallows the dark
night, defenseless, dies to feed the day
but a brother will make the killer pay
Richard C. Enos is a writer, software engineer, and former journalist based in Houston. In September he had poems published in April Murphy's humorous picture book, COVID-19 in Three to Five Words: A Visual History. His poem "Crown of Leaves" will be featured in CultureCult Press's anthology Lockdown Literature in November.