Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs--no regular hours, so many temptations!
- Elizabeth Bishop
A few small talk, a lot of eye batting and some clandestine sips into the caffeine filled mug of mine- perhaps a mixture of Keats, Eliot, Coleridge, Arnold and Yeats, made me to write about my imaginary Temptation Street.
Temptation in the street called Moulin Rouge
Propped up on a shabby wall,
Lips painted red,
Eyes burning like amber,
Her hat, tilted at one end,
She turns daintily.
If you can her name,
Heels knocking against each other, when her legs swing,
Full of induced
A little temptation
To live through the hours,
A slight sip from the passed on
Smoky eyes, and dreamy gestures,
A woman living
Breathing and sighing
Through darkest of fantasies.
All it takes is just a nudge,
All it takes is a pinch called reality…
Too bring you out
Of the labyrinth called Dream Land.
Your nightly tales need to end…
For day light burns you
Down to exposed skeletons.
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