(Written April 2012, after watching Masterpiece's Great Expectations)

Copyright 2012 saudade do coracao


this was all to have been a game
i was to be enchanting and glittering and cruel
terrible and irresistible
a neo-helen who would wreck troy
captor of all men's hearts
and captive to none
i was to make them drink their tears
and eat the bread of sorrows
know their own frailty
instead i learned that the only hearts i can break
are ones undeserving
and i became entwined in a snare that i set for another
i discovered
i am not untouchable
though i thought i was