Raven Girl

Midnight Mass

Words and illustration by Kamalini Govender


The blackness crawls upon my chest.

She laughs. She screams. She apologizes.

She always apologizes.

Eyes like midnight

stare out from beneath her blanket of black hair.

I think I see a drop of sorrow  there.


The darkness claws at my heart.

She sings. She pleads. She does not apologize.

Always. Always.Forever. Always…

She spits the words at my crotch.

Eyes like graveyards

listlessly searching for something concrete to hold.

I think she smells the heat of my fear.


her soul

my carcass

the silence when it’s over.


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Kamalini Govender

I'm that girl that looks badass in her black boots reading Gothic Psychoanalytic Lit but really just wants to pew pew pew with someone.

3 thoughts on “Midnight Mass”

  1. Wow, I feel like listening to A#F#infinity by God Speed You Black Emporer now. If you aren’t familiar with this project, I suggest you look it up. Judging by the darkness in this work, I think you might appreciate it. I love it BTW, I felt disturbed, yet compelled to read on.


    1. I have that effect on people 😀 Thank you so much for reading. I shall check out your recommendation asap. The darkness doesn’t function to bring people down, it’s an important element for anyone wishing to understand the balance of dark/light good/bad so they can hey ‘reprogram’ 🙂 Look forward to reading more of your stuff!

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