Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bitter Desire


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what is at first delectable and tantalizing
so often turns out to be a bitter lie
wrapped in a creamy complexion
the desire that you feel when you look into eyes 
explosive with all the colors of the universe
turns sour like a stale cup of bad coffee
when you realize that what he feels is not poetic desire
but merely common lust
and you could be anyone or anything
so long as he can grab hold of something
and stick himself in
better to stay home and clean house
clean out your cupboards
your contacts
your mind
of all traces of him
soon enough you'll find
that he was only a cutout prince
waxing poetic about a paper moon
you'd get nauseated sailing his cardboard sea anyway


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