Necrosis

My darling you came closer, puzzled me
in ambergris and sandalwood,
nudged me darkly with your scent and
dyed me crimson in your scarlet words
you were the lighthouse. sending me
oarless far at sea, hopefully adrift
until I’m stranded, duped and moored, alone
repulsed, enlightened, a prisoner set free.

You, my temptress, you my Waterloo
stole from me, forever and tomorrow
betrayed, and crushed my dreams between
your smile and never– leaving me this bomb
to wait alone, stuck in blancmange and tofu
to hope in vain that time can cure necrosis
while you make up your mind to bless
me maybe with a letter saying, hi
my friend, I’m coming home again,
or maybe never nothing or worse
a note that says you’re dead, So thanks,
Goodbye my dear, I’m stronger now, victorious.

Storm(Black Landscape)
Yves Tanguy

Today we Lilian puzzle us with a prompt at dVerse to write about puzzles or do acrostic poetry. We are encouraged to try to do one where the first stanza use the first letter and the second stanza the last letters. This is the hidden message of my (fiction) poem.

August 24, 2021

18 responses to “Necrosis

  1. I got it Bjorn, smiles. Amazing choice of words specially in the second stanza to make the form work:

    your smile and never– leaving me this bomb
    to wait alone, stuck in blancmange and tofu

  2. Your poem has a definite siren song timbre to it. I’m glad you found your way back to a safe shore after putting in the earplugs. Really well-written!

  3. So very clever, an excellent piece beyond the acrostic. Your message is sage, but often difficult to deliver with candor.

  4. This is absolutely stunning, Bjorn! Wonderful, wonderful execution of the form, I love; “dyed me crimson in your scarlet words you were the lighthouse. sending me oarless far at sea.” Wowww! 💝💝

  5. Wow, so many layers here! At first, I feel like I’m being wooed and then it turns into a gently unfolding nightmare! Love it 🙂 My favourite lines:

    “until I’m stranded, duped and moored”
    “stuck in blancmange and tofu”
    “Goodbye my dear, I’m stronger now, victorious.”

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