The Faceless Shade

Today my word changed

On a starless night with the moon full

It came.

Destruction followed in it wake

A mindless hate consuming all it touched

Yet never did it touch the faceless shade

And as I glimpsed it from across a field

Plants withered before the festering evil that followed it

Animal fled before it and those to slow…

That night I watched

As all the beauty in my world

Withered and died before my eyes

Yesterday

My world changed forever

On a starless night with the moon full

It come.

The Faceless Shade