Word of the Day Challenge #92-Untitled Poem

My throne
blooded mare
hooded glare
within sunken sockets
death mask
gleaming teeth
bared in rictus grin
feral growl rumbles
you dare mock me?
Liver lipped lover
aromorous words of rhyme
promised time
finger kissed tips
your hands around
stealing breath away
while my body reacts.
Lost in thought
wrought in pain
devil begone
flamed eyes
cast aside.
I lick my lips…..
Beloved of my heart
hear my plea
upon your knees
this quest shall be:
Find for me a God.
Find for me an Emperor.
Find for me a King.
Find for me a Man.
A Man
who can tame 
this lioness’ roar.
©March 14/20
Picture via Pinterest

Curtain Call

Dejection.

Despair.

Written on my face

as I watch you circle the room

glad handing

compliments reigning down

on all the unsuspecting clowns.

I try to hide the feelings

try to maintain a dignified silence

while inside

my heart breaks.

How can you not notice?

Not realize?

Do you not see the woebegone  look on my face?

I hide myself in the corner

behind a pillared post

tears gathering on my cheeks.

Allowing myself a moment of sadness

before reentering the world stage.

Photo by Nik MacMillan on Unsplash