Lover

Lover

your lonely lips smolder

seek heat from other sources

while mine burn cheap scars

into unworthy opponents

time-killers

wasted moments

 

Lover

your unattended lust wanders

finds home in worn-out hollows

follows

well-worn paths

to old flames

and regret

 

my lust rages

an untamed ocean

swells and crashes

onto unfamiliar shores

sweeping the sands

of simple lives

into my riptide

 

my cunning mind

untapped resources to entice

but, I faulter at deception

unprecedented declaration

deny friendship and loyalty

defile budding reputation

throw caution to the tide

and arc in desperation

 

still, my cunning mind

sources to entice

oh, Lover

your lonely lips still smolder

colder

can’t find them in the night

blinded by the light

of so many other

lovers