Michael Anthony Hernandez

Rookie - 53 Points (06-22-1969 / El Paso, Texas)

Dear Oh Dear Erotica - Poem by Michael Anthony Hernandez

Dear Oh Dear Erotica

Erotica really
was her name
a name like no other
invoking thoughts of
pure sin
passion in its truest form
why Erotica’s creator
would label her child
such a name
legally even

perhaps to entice the likes of me
well it worked you see
and perhaps as others are
I too am drawn to the one
whose very name elicits dreams
of lustful exchanges
public intoxications
in open arenas for all to envy
at the midnight hour
curiously envied by midnight passerby’s
in dark low-lit street corners

adding to the appeal
regarding Erotica
were her perfectly tailored contours
precisely as ordered by Erotica’s creator
Jezebel herself
or was it Aphrodite
daughter of the evil one even

either way she would sway
on any given day
Sunday even
yes even on the Lord’s day itself
every step commanding a stare
as if gazing upon
the original mold of temptation

so I then being
the fortunate sap
the victim even
I was
as if being lead
as fallen prey
directly escorted to hell
as she would simply
deposit me
and return just as purposeful
to grab another faint-hearted soul
who would gladly agree to be
he too being
equally mesmerized by an insatiable yearning
to conquer
the unconquerable
all the while en-route
to eternal destruction
one distracted passion-laden soul
taken one night at a time

but erotica and I loved one another
surely she would not forsake me
at the front gates of hell
to simply deliver me
me being another mere
victim and conquestee
number nine hundred forty three
for the week

surely I am more
than another fallen man
captured by the allure of the great Erotica
and the ensnaring trap that daily captivates
unsuspecting mere mortals from their
routine and mundane lives
plucked directly from their vow-driven
confining marriage bed
and onto the path discreetly escorted
blindly yet viciously
yet willingly fleeting into
the arms of my dear Erotica

oh dear and loving Erotica

tell me I’m the only one
tell me you were created
inch by supple inch
dimension by perfect dimension
to satisfy me and me alone
though I approach the fiery gates
I am too enthralled to care
too intoxicated to dare retreat
to my old and faithful
and former simple mate
lest I forsake the passionate embracing lock
of my dear oh dear Erotica

though you have satisfied me
as I have never been before
tell me please I am so much more
than nine hundred forty four

surely I was unique
surely I was your equal exception
surely I gained your sultry attention
surely I was your match made in heaven
or from whatever eternal origination
you derived

tell me this is not simply
the end of our passion’s lust
tell me anything at all
my dear oh dear Erotica

Topic(s) of this poem: love and pain

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 24, 2015

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