BETRAYED

English: The Garden of Eden by Jacob Savery

The Garden of Eden by Jacob Savery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You allowed me the bitter fruit
of a long search that waited.

And the truth:
Serpents do live in paradise whose
tentacles caress and
fan tainted lust shared
in the garden of temptresses dark.

Betrayal’s sickly ache
pursues me like a poison
whose venom I cannot assuage with opiate
neither spit nor vomit

I hurt and I hate.

Away this life if Celibacy’s death
in deserts cold bring but short warmth.

I have loved and lost.

And you, God? You laugh.

©Millicent Danker
15 September 2006

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