Diane Smalley

Rookie (Pittsburgh, Pennsyvlania)

Killing Cupid - Poem by Diane Smalley

The evidence was perfectly clear
Of uncontrollable desire
Of trouble
Trickled in
Since the start
Shredded silk like wild hair
Feathers whirling
Wood splintered useless
Purple stained
Lion
Ox trampled
Arrow heads a million glinting shards on the floor
Steaming
Shattered glass
Confessed to the throttling that had gone on here
As delicate vases of philter leaked sticky love in honeyed puddles
So clear
He had been here mere moments before
Among the hurricane of torn photos
Smashed love songs, love tokens
Erotic promised curls of ink on paper
As one golden butterfly restfully beat its wings in the corner
Of the tempest’s aftermath
Listening to angels whispering
You have killed him, you killed Cupid.


Comments about Killing Cupid by Diane Smalley

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/11/2013 10:53:00 PM)


    Cupid is killed that's why there is thrill... molestation, rape and and those indulged put them they deserve a grill...... nice concept..thanks Diane (Report) Reply

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  • (4/11/2013 10:25:00 PM)


    i like it chaos begins when cupid was killed.... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 8, 2013


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