Gothicarus: Part X – John Logosi’s Dilemma

Serial Poem

“She is frightening- I won’t pretend otherwise.
I often wish to be rid of her completely,
Return to the days before she’d cut into me.
All of her is sharp: her beauty, her tongue, her mind…

The wounds just fester; a poison must have entered,
Tainted my blood with her damning incarnation
Of a woman, a lover. Yet she is neither.
She is greater than both in the blackest of ways.

Had I never been touched by her phantasmal hand,
I might have been able to live on serenely,
Ignorant of the shadows within my own soul
That only her scorching flame could illuminate.

But helpless, I grasp her, again and yet again,
Drawing breath from her incense, her dizzying air,
My heart is diseased; it is hers for the taking,
My aghast spirit will never know peace again.”

 

next chapter: Gothicarus XI

previous chapter: Gothicarus IX – Mantra

all chapters: Gothicarus

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photograph by Sebastian H.

 

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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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