I’m sharing one more poem for World Poetry Day. This is my newest and it’s a last minute addition to Speeding in Reverse. I read Ellie Soderstrom’s blog post about adultery yesterday and was inspired by it and by my most recent Muse. Hope you like it.
kiss me one more time before i give him my heart.
i’ve already slipped from your fingers so make this
last one count. it’s not that i didn’t want
you, but sneaking glances isn’t enough to keep me.
i’ll think of you fondly even though you left me
cold. maybe i loved you a little, maybe a lot.
i have to be careful to keep things separate;
make sure your lips don’t affect me.
i can’t trust what you’re feeling; you’ll disappear
again, break my will again. touch me gently. don’t
leave marks because this can’t last. i knew you
were wrong in so many ways but as it often happens,
the brain points to the heart and says, “i’m with
stupid”. don’t tell me what you’re thinking because
i won’t hold up if you say you still care. i’m
drawn in by your mystery but i’ll be trapped with