carelessly, he tempted me one night in a bewitching dance.
For a few undeserved hours the luscious fruits of his body
were mine to feast upon, our limbs writhing together, our breaths melded into one. Hopes awakened.
But soon the cruel dawn sundered and cast us apart.
The gates slammed shut.
Ever since, fallen, I lie bereft, more alone than before. An errant ghost, an empty shell. Hopes fatally awakened to be more thoroughly crushed.
Back to a new banality, I long and pine for what never was;
what could have been; will not be.