Friday, October 17, 2008

Saving Lucy

If I could somehow jump into
any novel in history
as a superhero and save
a character doomed by the plot
I would jump into Dracula
and save poor Lucy from her fate.

Poor Lucy had no idea
a monster had come to England.
She didn’t know that her friendship
with Mina put her in harm’s way.
And even as poor Lucy died
she died not knowing what killed her.

I wouldn’t jump in there to kill
the monster Dracula himself.

But I would like to save Lucy.

And I guess protect England, too,
until Jonathan can get back
and warn people Dracula’s loose.

Poor Lucy. The loneliest death.

If I could jump in I’d save her.

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