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"Untitled' by Kara Jordan

Updated: May 23, 2022

On a dark and cloudless night,

The maiden holds her breath,

She’s in need of a knight

To prevent her soon coming death

Fireflies ride on the air

As the girl dances and swings

With a partner she despairs

His hands holding hers in strings

Onward, the knight rides

Hooves leavings dust clouds in his wake

Striding forward, red eyed

The knight is as irate as a drake

Mournful, she looks on

The partner begs for attention

His desire for her is lifelong

She’d remain forever in his retention

Act two begins of this play,

Supposed star-crossed lovers glare

The partner is of the fey,

The other was born from the Flare.

They dance in spite

As the partner takes her in hand

Though he notices that something isn’t quite right

In his wicked, twisted, wonderland

Tipped by the unhinged seer,

Fire enveloped the knight’s vision

Determined to defeat the puppeteer

Who stole his sister; Feinting Elysium.

Suddenly, the horse leaps ahead

Right into the court of the partner

Eyes on eyes, they stare, both stopped dead.

Perhaps the maiden wouldn’t become a martyr.

Kara Jordan is a senior (class of 22) who plans to major in art at Salisbury University.

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