July 9: Byron Matthews

July 9, 2011


A tall dark stranger/ the fortune teller said to her delight/ but somehow never mentioned/ the robes, the hood, or the/ long sharp scythe.

Byron Matthews haunts the mountains east of Albuquerque, where he lives with his wife, a cellist, and Barney, devil dog from Hell.

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One Response to “July 9: Byron Matthews”

  1. Carma Lynn Park Says:

    I like the rhythm, the almost-rhyme of “delight” and “scythe” and the twist on the “tall dark stranger”.


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