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romeo alpha male and juliet

these words void of passion  
a sudden shift and shortfall  
into the abyss mediocrity
 


i  

juliet lay naked on the altar  
she pretended to be asleep  
or dead  
i couldn't tell the difference  

i laughed nervously to myself  
too old to play this game  
called murder in the dark  

lain down by her side  
respectfully dressed  
my body bent  
and dull like a silver spoon  

i placed my lips against her neck  
cupped her breast in my palm  
her nipples embossed  
my fingertips read  
she was cold
or horny  
i couldn't tell the difference anymore  

confused by the flutter of hearts  
airborne  
with wings of worship  

she wasn't my breed  


iii  

there was a catch  
number twenty-two  

juliet never asked  
i never told  
she found out eventually  
that the potion she mistook for love  
was the same poison that put her to sleep  
either way  
in time  
romance would meet with tragedy  


iii  

i am a fighter not a poet  

[romeo echo papa echo alpha tango]  

i am a fighter  
not a poet  

breathe these words over and over  
running my course  
along the beach toward a stone wall  

i step back into the ring  
to exchange my iron heart for heavy fists  

gloves to cheek  
the crack of leather against skin  
cartilage and bone  
timed perfectly  
to the hook and beat one-two  

i will beat down every man whose done her wrong  
watch glorious red poems  
spray over sweaty torsos  
smugness smeared from the cocky face  
of a boxer dancing with his shadow  


iv  

it's too simple to condemn desire  
to feast or be eaten  
to be fucked or to make love  

i am engrained with the urge to breed  

part man and part animal  
which half was real and true  
she couldn't tell the difference anymore  


v  

no one knows the mess of me  
the mess of love  
strewn along trails of clothes  
left abandoned on the floor  
no one knows  
the holes punched in my heart bleed for juliet  
 
case28
Written by case28 (Alexander Case)
Published
Modified 16th April 2017
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