My tongue was set on fire
Molten heat singed my teeth
Roof of the mouth was a blister
Waiting to burst.
Vocal cords remains charred
The throat a useless thing
Nostrils spat out flames
Then it reached the brain.
The cerebrum was basted
By the runoff of the mind
Thoughts became wasted
As the inferno left no room.
It never reached my heart
Though it felt twisted and dry
When everything fell crumbling
I refused to just stand by.
TAKE LOVE: Sonnet
Unfilled to the deepest depths, ardor fails
Pushing love away, Pulls love back again
Games you play, yet I come, no magic, stale
Enchant me with ardor not constant pain.
See a Bee searching for pollen to thrive
Deterred of flower's unopened petals
Across barren fields, darting to survive
Sharp blade edged, pierced deeply among nettles.
Yet, still, betrayed by the memories shared
Raptured embraces, hands entwined, we run
Kisses, smiles, our bed, enticed feelings bared
Blind to the vanishing you, soon undone.
Stagnant, I, bereft of your caring grace
The Bee wanders, black void drops into place.
TAKE LOVE: Tanka
Disdain withers love,
No give, only take; heart speared
Trampled flowers, compost tossed
Paths of dirt leading nowhere.