Demon, poetry by Jay Mora-Shihadeh at
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written by: Jay Mora-Shihadeh



The night hugs you
Prickly and tight

The demon of the
Dark hour
Bleeds black

A sheer shrill
The pulse

Dry eyed

A blanket
A sheet
A magazine

Nothing eases
The demon
Of the dark hour

A hoarse cry

The night emerges
Silent dawn

A tick tock
Clock digs
A ditch in
Your skull.

Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Jay Mora-Shihadeh (he/him) is a Poet and Artist born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, currently residing in Sarasota, FL. Informed by his deep love of Art, Nature and Social Justice, Jay pens emotional, vivid poems. The poetry conveys a myriad of tales, rich in expression, often reflecting on his experiences growing up in a large-extended-family. A family which hails from the Palestinian Diaspora on his father's side, and the trickle-down-effects of his Irish American mother's 'orphan mindset'. His work is published at Spillwords Press, New York, NY, Freeverse Revolution a Literary Magazine, Masticadores USA an online literary publication, and Lucy’s Works and Co., a Little Writing Workshop of Horror. You can read more of Jay’s writing on his blog “The Artist from the Inside Out.”
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