Stone Walls Surrounding

A cemetery; bathed in early morning sunlight in springtime.


A young girl; fey and virgin.


A red dress; clinging to slightly sweat-coated skin.


Perfume; mingling with that scent, an intoxicating blend of cherry blossom and musk.


Naked feet; with hallowed dirt smeared between the toes.


Blonde hair; sun-bleached and sleep-tangled.


Full lips; rosebuds slightly parted.


Countless bodies; in earthen tenements underground.


Hands; held in a skeletal clutch, holding nothing against an absence of a heart.


Death; waiting in the shadows, licking his boney chops.