Here’s another poem from my book “Ugly Heart”:
Your tinge doesn’t upset your splendour
All want you out and in of their doors
But I, am evermore an offender
I could never once try to fit in
My layer dense while yours is velvety
A sweeter perfume no nose knows when you are centerpiece
Your esssence sets alight any room
I am midnight
Void of fragrance
Incomparable, if others should look from me to you
Their eyes would not flicker back
I am inclined to attack when provoked
While you exude the likeness of royalty
I am only accepted when unwittingly coupled with you
And as an ode I open up another to coat in crimson, pretending to be a rose
But,now I am a conspicuous spike
And alas, tossed away.
PS. At least, I am
blanketed by your shade.
Copyright July 2016.