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Love Affair

Like an innocent ringlet
the corkscrew opened up
her world of tedium
to a heaven, to an intensity
of the stars she had not seen

She clung madly to bliss,
devoured her bottleful
with so baffling a love,
the woman was swallowed
into fractured pieces
of fume

©Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
December 5, 2012

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  1. Date: 1/20/2013 10:34:00 AM
    Nice one Kathryn ;}

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Did you expect "bliss" to last forever? I think you should continue to write on such matters as this is stimulating. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 12:54:00 PM
    The perfect title for the relationship of a woman to her poison of choice. Likening a corkscrew to a ringlet is sheer brilliance! Marvelous alliteration in your second verse... in that verse you used four double consonant words... a technique used by Sylvia Plath. BRAVO Kathryn!! Love Keith

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:02:00 AM
    A gripping and all consuming poem here. Love the last stanza. Very telling. Great write.

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 5:58:00 PM
    Gripping description of addiction (?) Kathryn...wonderful, just wonderful - Tim

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 1:49:00 PM
    excellent write!

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 7:05:00 AM
    love this clever write, Kathryn

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:44:00 AM
    Very beautiful piece..I really enjoyed it. Thanks for all your comments on my page. I hate the 5 steps too. SM you...Hugs, Holly

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:33:00 AM
    Love this Kathy!A love affair indeed.Very nice free verse poem.

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 6:39:00 PM
    I couldn't resist the title and you shook me up with the message. A brilliant statement of a bad habit. Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 12/8/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Kathy, wonderful metaphors, teriffic image that just keeps going from start to end, very well done...David

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:04:00 PM
    another one I recall of yours. You are very good at free verse writing and doing short ones that are always so interesting!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 2:33:00 PM
    It often ends that way... nice sad poem... Terry

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 12:45:00 PM
    This is a great metaphoric work..Very defining of affair..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:39:00 PM
    Very potent! "swallowed into fractured pieces of fume"...says bunch. Enjoyed, John

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 3:55:00 PM
    Wow what a bang up ending! those bottles do do strange things to us? Light & Love