A while back I was randomly struck with inspiration to write a poem about Susan Pevensie. The concept was simple, the imagery and wording came quite easily, and almost before I was finished, I had the words for a companion piece about Ani Kenobi from my SW epic, One Path. The muse said that there was a third one, however a fandom was not forthcoming so I put them aside. Recently, the latest episode of Bionic Woman gave me my third fandom. So, here we go. This is the third of three poems in three fandoms.

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Glass Houses

I remember thinking
I can't believe she lied.
Betrayal ran cold--then hot
A maelstrom inside
But now

The taste of lies rests bitter
On the back of my throat
Like a half-melted aspirin
That won't be swallowed
I'm choking silently.

And I don't know who to trust.
Except you.
You move
and I brush the hair back from your face.
I love you the most.

The bell tolls
As you sleep and I watch you
But not for us
This time
We were lucky.

"I need to know that you're never gonna leave me."

Five years is a lifetime.
Five years is a moment.
But I will never leave you
Nor forsake you.