Vintage gothic romance covers- a beautiful young woman- always running away from the house, castle, asylum… a light in the window. Hair blowing, great outfit (maybe a nurse’s uniform complete with cap and cape)… what’s not to love? What’s her story?
Day and night, Annabelle,
waves throw themselves
upon the sharp rocks
below your window.
You must get away, but
there is no safe haven
down on the jagged shore.
Dead limbs have a long reach, so
wrap the gauze of your scarf a little closer, and
watch out for your pretty neck.