Sweet bastard

You’re banned from these, my shores, sweet bastard
if you ever dare again, to snake your way into my bed
I’ll pierce you, have you nailed, harpooned, and leave
your corpse for ravens, let your bones be picked, your
heart of stone be sealed and sunk at sea. I let myself
be lulled that once, but I’ve learned to see the ilk in silk.
Come sweet bastard, came and let me crave the sips
of words, let me taste, come let me eat your lying lips

Caroline Knopf Crop

Caroline Knopf Crop

Linked to Magpie Tales

January 7, 2016

42 responses to “Sweet bastard

  1. Huge grins for this. But threats like that might make some readers want to come closer. 😉

    This is my favorite part, with all that “s” alliteration: “your
    heart of stone be sealed and sunk at sea. I let myself”

    Oh, and the line before the last has a past-tense verb (“came”) that can only be correct if it’s twisted into its present-tense form (“come”).

    What a fun poem. I think you should write as a woman more often. It will stretch you.

  2. Not a title I could easily ignore! Your dramatic monologue conveys the anger, betrayal and hurt exceptionally well.

  3. Ha! Nothing truer than the scorn of the lady the blackguard’s left behind. Back in my Ren Fest days I sang the ballad ‘Rosemary Lane’ about a young scullery maid seduced by one such as you describe above. However, I like your woman’s take better than the poor maid’s acquiescence to her fate!

  4. let me crave the sips
    of words, let me taste,
    come let me eat your lying lips

    She certainly is in no mood for anything less. She’ll readily use the harpoon. Penetrating take Bjorn!

    Hank

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