Gothicarus: Part V – Her Lullaby

Serial Poem

“Innocence, in a sense,
(Lost in heart, lost alone)
Innocence, in a sense,
Never made me its home.

Wise ‘whys’
Revealed damaging truth.
Wise ‘whys’
Stole the joy of my youth.

Hear, here,
The lament of my soul.
Hear, here,
How prescience took its toll.

Innocence, in a sense,
Maybe never was mine.
Innocence, in a sense,
Exists not for my kind.”

 

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VK Lynne

VK Lynne is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. She penned the award-winning web series 'Trading on 15', and her writing has been published in Image Curve, The Elephant Journal, GEM Magazine and Guitar Girls Magazine. She has authored lyrics for three of her own solo albums and for the bands Vita Nova, stOrk, and The Spider Accomplice.

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