The Seduction Sonnet (Unmentionables, 20)

It began with Fritos, Cheetos, something
like that. It began with a helium
balloon in the shape of a dance, floating
barely above grass, the dangling string numb.
It began with a girl who thought she was
an egg. Her cracked shell was invisible,
fractured edges shivering just because
they flinched whenever touched. “Nibble, nibble,
little mouse, who’s that nibbling at my house?”
It began with, “How are you?” So simply.
It began, “Who’s that nibbling at my blouse?”
It began with a promise. And a lie.
“No one should ever be hurt like you were,”
he said. Eyes wide, she shivered her sleek fur.

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7 responses to “The Seduction Sonnet (Unmentionables, 20)

  1. The rhymes are lovely. A 12 line sonnet?

  2. This is very nice – nibble nibble very appropriate entre to seduction

  3. Pingback: Unmentionables (The Series) | Rosefire Rising

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