Bitter Love Poem by Jan Oskar Hansen

Bitter Love



Bitter Love

In the night, I whispered no one love like us
entwined we're one body a mass of sated lust.
Her room above an ice-cream parlour was
an angle's boudoir.
I left for work in a cloud of pink infatuation
and felt benevolent to all creatures in the world.
Nothing could touch me now the coast
was clear of underwater reefs.
Suddenly it changed a boyfriend, a fisherman
came back from the sea, it was him she loved
in our throes of climax, her thought was of him.
A fall from grace, total humiliation, the beauty
fragmented into thousand pieces of the utterly
repugnant memories.
She and her lover boarded a ferry to Denmark
and that was the end of our love affair.

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