Temptrosity

December 22, 2007
By Eden Robinson, San Francisco, CA

Temptrosity

Secretly avoiding the venomous bite
that coils itself around the temptress.

She walks about the room,
twirling this beast like a pen
between her strong flexible fingers.

Commanding and powerful,
she manipulates the gentle silence
as if it was a child's toy.

She echoes a well-deserved laugh,
which you don't realize has occured
until it caresses your ears
like a soft tidal wave
and intoxicates your mind
with gentle summer melody.
All seductively calling to you
with a promise of strong arms and warm safety

But this is all just a little toying of the light,
a puff of smokescreen,
to pull you away
from what her leathery skin is protecting.
For if perchance you do see through it..

Beware the beast that lies beneath.


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