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A London killer
Between What's Black and White
In the Black by Marillion
 Category:  Horror and Thriller Poetry
  Posted: May 5, 2008      Views: 367
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Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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I scuttle darkness with a silent walk
of skin against the curtained skin of night,
revealing nothing as I prowl and stalk,
a killer gliding, hiding from the light.

I only want the shadows, full and proud,
to shroud my skill for such eternity
that I submerge as deep as I’m allowed
and find (inside) that there’s no end to me.

I am the dusk, the dark, the heavy sky,
the vagrant in the lightless alleyway,
the whore on streets that gleam (when wet or dry),
the starving wolf that morning keeps at bay.

I am the god, the monster, newly-stained,
an inhumane reflection of a soul
untamed by strictures, sullied and defamed
by institutions that would eat me whole.

I am the secret of the missing heart,
I am the beast that gores the hunter's back,
a black disciple of the killing art—
I am the stripped-down Ripper—call me Jack.


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Written in quatrains of iambic pentameter.
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