Selfishness and Devotion by sakyu

 

he
said
to me
What can I
give to you, my love?
I replied to my hero, the 

beating heart of mine enemy
he brought me her heart
even though 
she was
his
first 

he
said
to me
what else
can I give to you?
I replied to my dearest, dear 

the foul heart of thine enemy
he brought me the head
on a plate
instead
his
foe 

he
said
what more
can I give 
to my lovely wife?
I replied to my husband, why 

everything you possibly can
And with thrusting sword 

he thus gave
to me
his
Life  


sakyu, aka teri santitoro, edits Scifaikuest, the minimal genre poetry magazine. You can order her latest novella, Adopted Child at:

https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/adopted-child-by-t-santitoro

You can also find her Western Vampire novelette at:

The Legend of Trey Valentine, at: https://www.hiraethsffh.com/product-page/legend-of-trey-valentine-by-teri-santitoro

Published 2/11/21

 

 

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