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Of Lust and Dissipation

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First Published in Art With Words
  WV Quarterly Poetry Journal


A Spenserian Sonnet
(Mr. Snake falls in love with a garden hose)

Today I slithered up a grassy hill,
wet from the creek and eager to explore.
The urge to snare a mate devoured my will,
could not this be the day for me to score?

I spot you there beside the garden door, 
your slick green shape pervades my hungry sight.
Your golden head criss-cross my eyes before
your trim tight coil peals visions of delight.

Yet when I push my moves into the light
your body squirms and grows before my eyes,
and dread arises in a burst of fright.
You spit at me in angry spurts, surprise

me with a gush of clear and liquid spray,
while I make haste to scuttle fast away.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 1/13/2015 9:45:00 AM
That is indeed refreshingly imaginative.
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Date: 1/13/2015 10:52:00 AM
Thank you, Bill. I am glad you enjoyed it. I sometimes write silly poems just for the heck of it.