An Unholy Grail
By Alan McCormick & Jonny Voss.
Quiet now. The night is Devil black.
Sleep now. The Knight waits for attack.
They mass behind. They storm and plunder –
The giant evil birds, the filthy scalded cats,
The eternal tombstone tenants, faces racked by thunder.
Hope shines out from the door in a negative of night,
But the moon above is full and on the other side of dawn
The cheats and murderous burst out of the earth,
The horned devil finds a good place from which to strike,
And the Knight waits for a night that’s dead and drawn.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dogsbodies and Scumsters, a collection of Alan McCormick‘s stories and Jonny Voss‘ illustrations, is available now on Roast Books. See more of their work at Scumsters and Dogsbodies & Scumsters. You can also view an interactive animation by Raimar Oestreich on YouTube based on a Scumster short originally posted on 3:AM in October 2009: ‘Cancer Bob and the YoYo.’
First published in 3:AM Magazine: Wednesday, October 31st, 2012.