Melancholy Girl

The morbidly beautiful girl named Despair
eternally forlorn and inviting
She accepts anyone in her embrace.

Her only comfort is an undying devotion
She walks softly and quickly
with an awkward grace.

Pale, fragile girl, tall and gaunt
with wild, raven hair and dark placid eyes
Her black dress flows as if it were a dream.

Her tremulous hands grasp tightly the souls
that Hope has forsaken
and Pain can't redeem.

photo: Jeff Carlisle
by Alicia
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