Green eyes shot serpentine spears of betrayal tersely into mine
Blinding me by your lack of love and all I once deemed kind.
Once to share my unlocked heart until misery maimed my soul,
Reclaiming your “forever after”, with the razor tongue you stole.
Untouched and pure was I inside for never had I loved before,
You, my love, were my measure, my breeze upon the sandy shore.
Traded for another, she gave you what I refused to give, my purity,
Rich, older, and my shallow friend, this was betrayal, not maturity.
Your cheating tore shards of flesh from my youthful fragile bones
Rivers of tears opened springs that cut my feet on slippery stones.
Visionaries sang my melancholy tune which made the angels weep,
As I headed toward a jagged cliff where bloody feet did take a leap.
Shadows of burnt-out stars and mist once seen upon the sea,
Where mermaids go to visit, and lovers run into a mournful me.
Seen walking on the coastal plain and singing near the ocean’s pier,
When the wind blows light, and lovers dare to venture all too near!
by Joni 12/31/19 – Photo by Joni