In purgatory we
Found an elevator
An unexpected
Victory helping
Our secret rising

Into the pale lift
Beside two strangers
With whom we bluffed
With up to hotel’s
Frayed gold fifth story

Old carpet halls have
No decorations
No windows looking
Outside or clockworks
On the wallpaper

We were there for five
Moments out of place
And off oily streets
In the purgatory
We wandered into

There for five moments
Aware and lost yet
It seemed as if
We were both in there
From sun rise till set


Held Hostage

Held Hostage

It was so hostile
The way I was treated
How you touched me
Striking more than seducing

On a prickly bed of tension
You laid upon me
And blamed how I gave
No resistance

You held me hostage
At knifepoint with your lips
You confused me, moved me
All encircling you used me

You adopted another persona
Sociopathic tears in the truth
Using the sinister costume
You cast me under the folds

I could feel a heartbeat in your lips
Pulse pounding in your fingertips
An incursion of attraction
The entrancement of entrapment

As light as could perceive
With whispers you weave
And bites sinking into
Weak, unbreaking skin

At last, you relented
But still you spoke
Lies unbroken
Of how

You let
Me be
By you