Friday, June 11, 2021

Kiss Me, You Ghoul

Your story was just getting started
Exploring a lust yet uncharted
Though she's bones now, deceased
Your jonesing's increased
Amor with the musty departed.

Art by Bernard Bailey; Weird Mysteries #12 (September 1954)

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Love and Breath

You're spunky, well-coiffed, far too young
He's funky, like coffin-grade dung
That taste in your mouth
Like waste that's gone south...
From chunks that fall off of his tongue.

Art by Lee Elias; Chamber of Chills #23 (1954).

Wednesday, June 9, 2021


A figure, all ghostly and dried
Is digging a hole...but who died?
It's terrible news:
They're wearing your shoes
The jig's up, now go--lie inside!

Suspense #19 (1952); art by Russ Heath. Okay, what's with the bucket of water?

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Drop Dead, Gorgeous

She's killing that dress in the tomb
You're willing? Say "yes!" You're Death's groom
This lady in red 
Has made you a bed  
Her chilling caress is your doom.

Cover by Russ Heath for Adventures into Terror #16, February, 1953.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Met Fans

Some finks meet their partners in bars
Some think that it's all in the stars 
That when planets allign
Romance goes online
Let's drink to those well met on Mars.

Art by Steve Ditko; Strange Tales #84 (May 1961).