Aposematic



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Those ruby red lips

And the kiss they abide

Aposematic warning

Of the death that they hide

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There upon their fruit

A feast for the ravenous

Little did I know

They were so poisonous

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They the siren’s call

Succulent and sweet

That drew the hungry in

Desperate for their treat

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Painted in crimson

The camouflaged art

The venomed light dew

That stopped my heart

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Now as I lay dying, I wonder

How could I so easily miss

The danger found in your love

The death in ruby red lips

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Comments
23 Responses to “Aposematic”
  1. Loving is always a dangerous risk, after all!

  2. beth says:

    Ah, the siren song is strong

  3. Splendid my friend! And so true, sometimes warning signs are taken to be something else more inviting…
    FBC.

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    This is richly written Brad. I have this vision in my mind already playing out. Love is something I think we all want – but I think those that are with one whose love they no longer feel are the loneliness.

    “They the siren’s call
    Succulent and sweet
    That drew the hungry in
    Desperate for their treat”

    These lines, well I suppose we have all been there at least once perhaps the answer is not to have a taste for treats but than what fun would that be.
    Sending you lots of love (no venom will ensue) warm hugs and blessings.
    ❤️🤗Joni

  5. How beautiful Brad. Write like this every day and immerse my soul in beauty ❤️

  6. Jim Borden says:

    you got me with Aposematic; you knew I would have to look it up. What a great word, and it fits in perfectly with your poem. Did you come across the word and want to build a poem around it, or did the word just fit into the poem you were writing? Another wonderful piece of prose…

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    The flip side of love is brutal.

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