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Reservation for One

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Reservation for One

The words plunge into my chest like a poisoned dagger. 

I frantically tug at the cold knife but to no avail as the venom works its way through my body. My mind desperately attempts to wrap itself around the deadening reality, but the slickness of it is too much to handle.

My mind slips and as a last resort hits the panic alarm. I open my mouth to scream but the poison has worked its way to my throat and burns hotter than the 1000 lakes of fire in hell. I want to grab my neck but my panic stricken mind is unable to reason with my arms to perform even this simple desperate request. 

My knees buckle and I trip and fall, backwards I think. Think...thought...thoughts...none are there. Can't think. Brain dead...or close to it. A cold splash, more chilling than the deadly dagger, wakes my brain momentarily, long enough to realize I'm drowning and add that to the list of pain. Still unable to move I throw an upward glance into her eyes. 
my last chance, the ice thin line between life and death, in hopes she will toss me a rope, a stick, a smile, anything. As she turns her back, I close my eyes and invite the ominous death that is now seemingly warm from the coldness of her actions. 

My mind pieces together a few last thoughts of happiness, of her. The day we met, her smile, her eyes, her laugh, the sound of her voice that my ears welcomed with open doors and arms wide open. The venom and water seem to meet each other simultaneously at my heart as if they had reservations, 

I know its time. 

With my lungs filled and oxygen gone, body frozen, mind shut down, I miss her. I manage one last smile and mouth the words " I love u."

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Delilah's "Adultery" contest Vincent. Love, Carol

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/10/2012 1:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol! Looks like I can always count on you for words of encouragement! Congrats on your many contest placings too. Your writing is a joy to read to say the least
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 6:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your special win! :)

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/10/2012 1:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you thank you!!
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Fav line [I close my eyes and invite the ominous death that is now seemingly warm from the coldness of her actions.] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/10/2012 1:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie! This was one of my fav poems I've posted to Poetry soup. I just imagined what it'd be like if the love of my life left me and started writing! Congrats on all your contest victories. You seem to be royalty around here! I look forward to entering more of your contests and reading your work. -V
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Compelling heartfelt write that leaves the reader spellbound....excellent! Congrats on your win Vincent. Hugs

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/10/2012 1:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. And thank you, this site is incredible. Really starting to pick up writing again.
    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 11/7/2012 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A warm welcome to the soup xo
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 8:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Vincent. great writing.

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/7/2012 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the congrats and for reading my work. Appreciate it -V
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 5:49:00 AM
    lovely poem! big congratulations on you grand win friend Vicent. hugs Maria

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/7/2012 10:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Maria, I appreciate it! -V
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 2:25:00 AM
    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Ellie Daphne

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/7/2012 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lots of exclamation! Sounds like you really enjoyed it! Thank you thank you. -V
  1. Date: 11/7/2012 12:44:00 AM
    Big congratulations on your first place win Vinent xx

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/7/2012 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    And a big thank you taking time to congratulate and read my work! -V
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 8:29:00 PM
    Vincent, congratulations in Delilah's " Adultery , forgive or not to forgive " contest. Enjoyed stopping by to read her winners. Good Night~ Always & Forever PD"

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/7/2012 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ms Destroyer! -V
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your fantastic writing being featured this week Vincent. Love, Carol

    Rossi Avatar Vincent Rossi
    Date: 11/7/2012 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol! I appreciate all your comments and the time you have taken to read my work -V
  1. Date: 10/31/2012 5:58:00 AM
    I am so sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you on the comments you have left on my poetry. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave a comment Vincent. It truly was appreciated. I look forward to reading more of your poetry. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:19:00 AM
    My favorite of all my poems so far...put myself in the position of my love leaving me...let me know what u think! Share my work with others if u enjoy!