victim

you are the presence
in every line of my poetry

it is your touch
that arouses my words

this growing hunger inside of me
is your creation
and it is
uncontainable
and
ravenous

and i must confess
that when it comes to you
my thoughts are
entirely impure

i blame the predatory look
in your eyes
as you settle your sights
on me

i submissively fall victim to it
every
single
time

February 14, 2016