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Friday, October 4, 2013

Dirty, Little Tryst Backwards

From the mess we made
Avert our eyes
I'll go back to him
And you'll go back to her
I'll look right through you
Or look away if I see you in a crowd
And you'll do the same.
Pretend it never happened.
With other hearts still untattered,
With some dignity intact,
We should end it now.
Am I so shallow that it was all it took?
Was it thrill of danger that brought me to this room?
Than a meeting of flesh
Proposing nothing more.
Faithless, we dirty each other up.
With pretty lies
Concealing tawdriness
Too light to be true,
Your alleged love.
Clawing at the seams of this dirty, little tryst.

Posted at Poetry Jam

Forward version of poem

4 comments:

  1. Really this is wonderful. I did read it 'forward' as well, and it worked beautifully both ways. Perfection!

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  2. Great both ways... thanks for joing in at Poetry Jam!

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  3. This works both ways, but i loved the backward version.

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  4. the temptation is def a bit in the danger and excitement, though too i think sometimes it is just to feel appreciated as well...there is usually a reason...these things dont just happen, you know...smiles.

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