Dear Cleo

A bosom friend

Dear Cleo, I know
that it would be better
to express my feelings
for you in a letter
but I haven’t that choice.
Yet I rejoice
that I was by your side
when you, heartbroken,
contemplated suicide.
How unhappy
you must have been
on that fateful night
as you heard that your lover
and steadfast knight
was no longer around
to protect his queen.
You thought it best
to grasp this asp
and let my lips kiss
your delicate breast.
It was nice at the end
that you chose me to be
your bosom friend.
© Luigi Pagano 2020

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What better substitute to a letter than this poem. How many a man would wish to be that asp!

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