Chuck and Jed's V-Poems

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Love's Flight

Love awakes.
From beneath the tangled festering linens
in the dank dungeon where She writhes,
Her eyes gaze with longing at a shaft of light
pouring from freedom's portal.
Bouyed by mirth, the joyous flight from cold darkness,
She ascends the slimy stairs to heaven's light
only to have the dungeon door slammed tight.
She slinks back to her shackles,
Her descent, again, into shadow
limned by images of the giggling grimace of Valentine,
his gnarled knuckles gripping the key.