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.