clair de lune (United States) published:
PROMPT: Poetry and Spoken Word Competition: 2021
Seeking Peer Reviews
i love you, he says, half a lie.
the lilt of his words is pleasant, as if honey under his tongue and
an almost-melody in his throat.
(did you know that tragedies are when the greatest of men fall?)
this is how it begins:
with his touch
against the fluttering pulse of his dearest,
with your hands clasped at your dynasty’s crown,
with the serpentine empress kneeling before a tyrant, compliant.
the fermentation of power, acid in the...
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