Gothicarus: Part VI – Spells

Serial Poem

But the world turns around us,
Which allowed her to forget,
For even years at a time,
What her own sins did abet.

Buried deep beneath her work,
Her accomplishments, her plans,
A pulse of blackness beat on,
Filling up her veins again,

Until she drained the anguish,
Gasping out her heart’s secrets,
In a story, in a song,
For a breath, she could leave it

On the pages, in the air.
She would fall down, exhausted.
Gather strength for the next time;
She would always be haunted.

 

next chapter: Gothicarus VII – Advent

previous chapter: Gothicarus V – Her Lullaby

all chapters: Gothicarus

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photograph by Verne Ho

 

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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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