Devils Night – Author Ryan Vallee

These walls again.


Blank canvas

That paints only memories,

Red strokes

From the brush,


Fiery orange,


Carved pumpkin,

Slices shape me scary.

You put this face

On me.

You put this candle

In me.

I’m burning inside,

Rotting away in the open air.

Smash me in the street

When you’re done.

I’m done.

Pieces everywhere.

Just me and

Fallen leaves.

Oil and grease

And the cracks

In concrete until the street

Sweeper sweeps

Me away in pieces

And throws me to the Earth,


I can find peace then,

Regenerate in the soil,

Under the sun,

In the air,

Anywhere then between


These walls again.


© Ryan Vallee


Excerpt from the book “Off The Leash”

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About the Author

Ryan Vallee  is a  36 year old husband, and father to three kids. He grew up in Michigan and has lived there all his life. He began writing in the 6th grade, on and off throughout high school and after.  He went on a bit of hiatus until a year ago, when he  picked the pencil back up and hasn’t stopped writing since.

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1 reply

  1. Thank you for sharing this intense piece of work. God bless you and have a wonderful day!


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