Always the mistress,
  never the wife
 
Dessert that comes last,
  motel in sight

Acting the courtesan,
  children denied

Life in the shadows,
  love that must hide

Everything borrowed,
  everything loaned

Feelings on time-share,
  never to own

Always a mistress,
  never a wife

Married to darkness,
 —praying for light

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with eleven books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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