HER BEAUTIFUL BETRAYAL by Jeffrey Littrell

 

we met beside the promenade

it had been many a year

you still put lemons in your water

and tuck your hair behind your ear

 

as the city breathed all around us

the smell of hibiscus hung in the air

you suddenly hiccupped and you laughed

as we began our forbidden affair

 

fate’s a spiteful mistress

life, an unassuming beauty

they dazzle you with vivid splendor

through clouds of ambiguity

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About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

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