Our Enterprising Incident
A rarest name, and beautiful,
But incongruous when spoken
By soldiers with a gentle touch
That see hardened hearts awoken.
A moment’s passage did transform
She and steel to be seductive:
Allowed command of warmest ways,
And to feelings … most conductive.
And though we’ve parted by design,
And though some secrets be most fleet.
What then we shared with foreign hands,
Is ever ours until we meet.
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How softly warm, Venetian tease:
A Siren’s call from ’cross the sea.
Infused here with my Cuban breeze,
Recalls my youth and calls to me.
Enthralled by beauty and by charm,
I bask in light that finds my light.
And ink from pen in hand from arm,
Bull-charges hard and stirs the fight.
Should now I simply stand content,
And step in front of lit desire?
Pour out what surely will ferment,
And douse this spreading wildfire?
It’s not a missing valise found,
But I around her finger wound…
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