Poem – “Caught up in Love’s Web” – Romance – 8/7/2020

How long can we last
In truly loving contrast?
Beauty enshrines the worst defeat
Left laying in the cruelest sleep.
I am enthroned upon the seat of God,
Where dreams are stagnant in dark caress.

Your face smiles
With gleam for show.
I falter in sadness,
Dancing low.

Love is the open wound
Of vein receiving thorn,
Of vein receiving syringe,
Of vein receiving the glass.

I am blue,
With shaking legs.
I am new,
When lost in words
Of marriage that never strays
From the sadness in decay.

Wires come undone
Of your sickness in this bliss.
Your arms come unwrapped
Of this gift you have now opened.

Am I a lost sympathy
To your faulted empathy?