Wednesday 14 February 2024

A Poem for Valentine's Day


Bring it on


They say it won’t last.

Him with his webbed feet and shaggy mane.

The heat alone of him will melt me, they say,

erase my quarter, half and full phases,

my gibbous, crescent, waxing and waning moods.


Hang the consequences, I say, holding the apple between us,

me, like Eve, tempting him-

A kiss about to weld us into a near perfect O.

Expulsion from Eden, tree of knowledge, forbidden fruit?

Bring it on, I say, bring it on.



 Copyright 2012 Cathy Leonard All rights reserved

 First published 2012 Poets meet Painters Anthology


Based on The Marriage between the Sun and Moon By Fidelma Massey

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