I Once Found One Like No Other
*Editor's Note: First published on Sleeve Lit Mag on May 23rd, 2015.
That portion of me I thirst for, my lover.
Black ringlets like hooks that draped from his head.
Valiant yet gentle, or so his eyes said.
That twinkled like starlight
under the shimmering sun,
that had gently kissed his complexion, the one
whom I envisioned would bring me bliss
of a devoted partner with a vow of fidelity in each kiss.
But then as I feared he was an apparition
It seems that I always fall for the fictitious.
For I inquired Aphrodite so long for my wish.
She roared in laughter, “My dear that doesn’t exist!”