Roz Kaveney (rozk) wrote,
Roz Kaveney
rozk

More Steampunk

Destiny

The steam-powered organ played a fugue. The church
was crowded with admirers numb with grief
but also cheered by their devout belief
in heaven. The great airship gave a lurch

as her brass coffin with the triple seal
was dropped over the side into the sea
so far below. 'Nearer my God to thee'
was sung; and then they ate a hearty meal

of pork pie and fried cod. Beneath the waves
out of the coffin fins sprang. In its lid
a porthole. Finally the girl was rid
of all her suitors, the devoted slaves

that kept her prisoner. Beneath the sea
she'd seek Atlantis and her destiny.
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