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.
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