Steampunk DragonfliesYou'll find my family flying,Steampunk Dragonflies2 weeks ago in Free Verse More Like This
the sun mosaic-ing off stained-glass wings
and burnished copper,
deep in the forest where mushroom cities sprawl
and skittish deer wait out the changing seasons.
The ancient aunts groom my Unca Bob's antennae
as they talk stories of our legacy.
"We was made inna cottage
at the far tips of the highest mountain
to a woodsman's calloused hands,"
they always begin
and the tight curly-cue of my wings
settle into silence.
"Him was a giant
in the middle of cold metal sidewalks
and strange flickering daylight;
tha on'y man left
and born with a secret to share."
It's always around now
Aunt Abner lets out a choked snore
and the other two forget that we're listening, quiet.
The woodsman was a healer-type,
they used to tell it,
though they've never agreed
if he was always fixing those too lost to find themselves
or finding himself too lost to fix.
The silence never lasts long;
the forest will shrug a tree into falling,
a swallow will swoop in
Steampunk!Dirk x Reader~Steampunk Angel Chp 2Steampunk!Dirk x Reader~Steampunk Angel Chp 21 month ago in Romance More Like This
I whooped in joy and hopped down the concrete steps two at a time. By the time I had reached the bottom of the steps I was pretty sure my grin could’ve split my face. I raced across the front pavillion of my college while skipping and spinning every now and then. Once I had made it through the parking lot I quickly got in the car and took deep breaths to calm my racing heart, but even my lack of cardio expertise couldn’t kill my smile at the moment.
I looked down at the papers that I had held in a death grip throughout my entire trek. I had passed! Not only had I passed, but with straight A’s as well. This meant that I didn’t need to take any summer courses, which in turn meant that I was free from schoolwork for roughly two and a half months. I started my new Honda fit up and happily sighed as I pulled out of the parking lot.
As I was thinking, my free hand drifted to my clockwork locket as a fierce blush overtook my face. I had promised myse