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

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