Email Poem | Today's Poetry

 Staking the Viper
I contradict the profound simplicity
Of the words:
She. Is. Gone.

Her laughter is bottled in my soul.
A gift
A precious torture
My only elixir for sanity

Hoorah. For. Sanity.

There is another bottle
Filled with the tears
I cry for her

Here. Uncork it.
It's Holy Water.

One swallow
Would plunge me
To hell
For the blasphemy

The diamond:
She held my hand
And said,
"How beautiful!"

I should have cut
My finger off
And given it to her
Right. Then.

Our Last Supper:
While she could still

I swear to the gods on the mountain:
I will hunt down the viper
That crawled inside her body,
Choking the soul that saved mine

I will have it staked before me

I. Will. Devour. It. Alive.

Miserable son of a bi*ch!

Why her?
Why her!

Why. The. Righteous?

from Alabaster Box
September, 2010

Vote for this poem

Please Comment On This Poem


 Email Address


Vote for this poem

  Sign Guestbook
  Read Guestbook


 Privacy Statement | Terms of Use | © 2000-2017 +++ Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors