Post Valentine’s Day Syndrome

 

The stores are littered half-priced bits of colorful hearts.

Melted chocolate and commercialized “romance”…

Millions are suffering hangovers from overindulging in pleasure, without the balance of commitment.

Love has been maligned yet again, as the bitter victims call her false.

And now it is time for the quiet snow to wash away all the lipstick and broken dreams…

 

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Seduction of the Night by Toni L.A. Cross

Sweet lover’s face
Forget his seduction harms
Drinking in this poisonous grace
Letting dark caresses fill this space
Suave night has charms
 
Sweet lover’s face
 
Enter in my breathing place
Tame these natural alarms
Drinking in this poisonous grace
Letting pleasure erase
Holding close with sultry arms
Sweet lover’s face
 
Speeding pulse in headlong race
Forget his seduction harms
Drinking in this poisonous grace
 
Fingers interlock and bodies interlace
Tame these natural alarms
Drinking in this poisonous grace
 
This poem is loosely based on the Villanelle Poetry Style. I took some liberties with adapting it, but for the most part, I followed the rules.