Gothic [Free Verse]

The gothic cathedral is dark --

unilluminated, but for the
flickering orange flames
of votive candles,

and the weak winter light
of a gloomy December day
that warms the panels
of stained glass.

A pew creaks. 
A tiny movement makes 
a giant sound, owing to 
the stony acoustics.

The pew is creaking from the  
restless fidgeting of the 
church's sole occupant.

1 thought on “Gothic [Free Verse]

  1. It would be creepier and more Gothic if something happened, like maybe this lone person was about to confess a murder or something. I don’t usually think of a church when I think Goth, but there are Gothic Cathedrals. Good scene description using active verbs even.


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