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POETRY


S— Estate, After

By Sarah Cannavo in Issue Seven, November 2022

First published in Literary Hatchet, Issue 22

The dark house sits brooding, high on the hill;
heedless of time passing, of age and decay,
my love walked its halls—he’s roaming them still.

As spiders spin webs from windows to sills,
as velvet tapestries fade and fray,
the dark house sits brooding, high on the hill.

Wandering from wing to wing as he willed,
the lord of a land that’s wasting away,
my love walked its halls—he’s roaming them still.

No sunlight comes to chase away the chill
that shrouds the rotting splendor night and day.
The dark house sits brooding, high on the hill.

There are some hearts that can never be killed;
there are some spirits you can never lay.
My love walked those halls—he’s roaming them still.

I know neither of them will rest until
the earth takes them both to share the same grave.
The dark house sits brooding, high on the hill;
my love walked its halls—he’s roaming them still.

© 2022 Sarah Cannavo


Sarah Cannavo

Sarah Cannavo is a writer haunting southern New Jersey, the home of the Jersey Devil (full disclosure: she hasn't run into him yet). Her work has appeared in anthologies and magazines such as Star*Line, The Litarary Hatchet, JOURN-E, and Dreams and Nightmares, and is forthcoming in Pulp Modern and parABnormal. Her poetry has been nominated for the 2020 and 2021 Rhysling Awards and the 2022 Dwarf Stars Awards. Her story “Unreality” and novella Wolf of the Pines are available now on Amazon. She's been reported to post on her site www.moodilymusing.blogspot.com and been sighted tweeting @moodilymusing.

Poetry by Sarah Cannavo
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