The Apparition
by Marcus Draik

Percussive silence
In breaching the cellar's gate
Descending steps
In lightless dank,
Reverberant horror manifests
The spectral chimes
Resounding in lifeless air
From mucid walls adorned in silk
Of ages' ghostly craft
The baleful din
Submerging dark pervades,
Expunging breath
With treble shriek,
Perdition's wraith
Advances its spindly form
Unearthly roar, as trepid soul makes meet
Deluging end
In silence set, in tapis bound
Entombed in silken shroud
Of living death