Gothicarus: Part I – Unearthed

serial poem

Serial Poem

Low and close and heavy,
The sound that caused her eyelids to part.
The blackness oppressed her,
She gasped; the jolt of air woke her heart.

Its pounding joined the sound,
Rendering her white ears hard-assailed
From without and within.
The sky joined in with a thunderous gale.

You can well imagine,
In this consummate cacophony,
She was slow to notice
The rancid smell the breeze did carry.

But mark she did, at length,
A fetid odor, slyly wafting
Through the bay, left ajar
And the sound of malicious laughing.

A hot chill ran through her,
She had dreaded this nightmare, now come
Still she rose to meet him:
The long-delayed war now had begun.

 

next chapter: Gothicarus Part II – The Summoning

all chapters: Gothicarus

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photograph by Duong Tran Quoc

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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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