Brilliantly Bold

By RC deWinter


© 2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

dressed to kill

on the table sits a scarlet vase
full of bright warm flowers
a token from an admirer

the accompanying note is carefully penned
in an elaborately firm hand
brilliant bold beauty for a brilliant bold beauty

i sigh
realizing i have swindled another with
a stew of polished words and a few warm smiles

being adept at concealing while
seeming to be revealing
is an art i never set out to master but

as i skitter about this checkerboard of
persecution
it's become my modus operandi
i've never been bold or brave

only foolish
a flaw morphed into a virtue in the mind
of one lured by a life lived outside the lines

aroused by the thought of capturing and taming
an outlaw as impermanent and frail as
those cut flowers dying in that vase

when i acquit myself by undressing
the real me
a cloud of disappointment will descend

tarnishing the chimera of brilliance with
bold truth
and another one will bite the dust
© 2017 RC deWinter

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© 2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

dressed to kill

on the table sits a scarlet vase
full of bright warm flowers
a token from an admirer

the accompanying… see more

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