a gothic romance

a blast of rich leaves. thick bristling luscious green – tightly embracing stone steps and fences. darkness swimming between. sea of clawy shapes subduing sunset. a tremble emerging. a roof bare against the sky – prodding. unspoken invitation. a step in. dialogue of broken porcelain and falling books, whispers, sighs, and a sudden stop. a vanishing, complete and buried. and a bright new day.