Draw Back the Veil

By DJ Tyrer

What lurks unseen
Across hidden veil divide
Realm of dead, lost souls
Concealed from mortal sight?
Pining lovers, vengeful haters
Hungry ghosts yearning for matter
Things that have quite forgotten
What it was to be human…
Around us, beside us
Perhaps even inside us
But, never touching, connecting
Near, yet far apart.
Till one night each year
The fabric of reality thins
Loosens, slips aside, allowing them
To draw back the veil:
Returning to see loved ones
To complete unfinished business
To haunt and horrify
Or, just join in Hallowe’en fun.

DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and has been published in The Rhysling Anthology 2016, issues of CyaeghaFrostfire WorldsThe HorrorzineIllumenOutposts of BeyondScifaikuestSirens CallStar*LineTigershark and The Yellow Zine, and online at Grievous AngelLonesome October, and Three Drops from a Cauldron, as well as releasing several chapbooks, such as The Tears of Lot-49. The echapbook One Vision is available from Tigershark Publishing’s websiteSuperTrump and A Wuhan Whodunnit are available to download from the Atlantean Publishing website.

DJ Tyrer’s website is at https://djtyrer.blogspot.co.uk/

The Atlantean Publishing website is at https://atlanteanpublishing.wordpress.com/

Published 10/29/20

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