Sunday, November 15, 2015

DESIRED

DESIRED
-Emma Kalinowski
...the ruins of a great estate
         the lady of the manor 
                  put everything at stake
                           for the tender touch of a stable hand
and who can blame her?

Her child
         taken from her
                  the lunatic asylum
                           her home
                                    her price

the sumptuous
         scornful
                  masochistic torture
                           we call  desire

catlike, it pads up and down
                  the perimeter of our lives
                           and
to make room for it
         child
                   husband
                           status
                                    reason must go

It is never happy,
         only triumphant
                  it destroys
When it moves on
         loneliness reveals its ruin

                  and we are left cold and shaking

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