Black Moon Promise
black moon promise
made to a leather winged Angel
Afterglow addict disciple of dawn
woman standing at the edge of love
listening for the silence in between the words
whispered by an ambidextrous tongue.
Loiterer in dim luminescence
under bloodshot skies.
beautiful visions reminding her of horrible things
knowing the best part of truth are the lies
casualty of kindness twilight apostle
feeling what is not her favorite color
the song of flawed perfection
its bitter taste on her lips
The melody fading along with the last smile of summer
©2021 Judge Santiago Burdon All rights reserved.
On an unseasonably cool July morning in Chicago, equivalent to David Copperfield, Judge Santiago Burdon was born on a Friday. The Bronte sisters, Keats, Burns, and Dickens inspired his study of English Literature. He attended Universities in the United States, London, and Paris focusing his studies on Victorian novels and authors.
His short stories and poems have been featured in a variety of magazines, online zines, and podcasts; The Remnant Leaf, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, The Dope Fiend Daily, Independent Writer’s Blog, Spillwords, The Beatnik Cowboy, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Eskimo Pie, The Stray Branch, Anti-Heroin Chic, Raven Cage, Horror Sleaze Trash, Across The Margin, The Story Pub as well as numerous Anthologies.
His book Stray Dogs and Deuces Wild: Cautionary Tales was published in January 2020 by HST Publishing.
His book of poems Not Real Poetry is expected to be released in early 2021. He is presently engaged in finishing his novel Imitation of Myself. A non-fiction story detailing his experiences as a drug runner for a Mexican Cartel. Judge celebrated his 65th birthday last July and lives modestly in Costa Rica.