Gothicarus: Part XIII – Dawn
Serial Gothic Poem
The sun seemed like a new and exciting friend.
Her carriage rolled along the road for days,
Yet neither the journey nor the dips in the road
and the rocks- suddenly discomposing a wheel-
Dampened her feelings of expectation- Deliverance.
A change of scenery and of schedule would
Alter the arrangement of her dark thoughts,
Make them light and free, cause her heart to turn away
From stirring cauldrons filled with bile and deep regret.
She smiled into the blue sky; the city faded behind.
On the seventh day, the horses slowed, then stopped.
And from her seat, she was quick to alight.
The house stood humbly before the rolling meadows,
A bright haven from society and culture.
She’d had her fill of both, and relished the isolation-
Afforded by this time
Afforded here, sublime,
Yet in her mind…
“Will it be all I have dreamed?”
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