Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 11, 2016

Daily missive for Monday the 11th of April. ~The Health Spa.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Monday the 11th of April.
The Health Spa.

She bathes,
Cossetted
In the arms of strangers
Of gentle concern,
Tending wounds
Which lie hidden
Beneath the palest
Mask,
A waxen image
Bled dry
With sharp
Cut glass bones.
Cheeks that pronounce
A pained beauty.
Still enchanting,
She beguiles
The hardest hearts,
Even as the
Morphine
Pulls at the corners
Of an unpainted mouth
Giving a tragic
Dreamy lidded
Look
A ghost of a presence.
She lies,
Consoled by
Softly spoken words,
A persuasive massage
Releasing tension
Easing discomfort,
And is set free
Of earthly purgatory,
Drifting
Above a
Distorted self
Into a realm
Of other.
A blissful token
Of ultimate peace,
A restful slumber
Well remembering
A lover’s arms
And other days
Swathed in majesty,
Love
And wonder.


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