BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Against Your Will?

 

 

 

 

Painting by Richard Moore 2020

Was it against your will

 

that I still 

 

made a pass at you

 

hoping that we could do

 

what you might want to too 

 

in that innocent passion that was once ours?

 

 

You were moving towards me, even if uncertainly

 

I was moving towards you, ambitiously 

 

 Yes, I retreated at your resistance

 

I backed off at your insistence

 

but guilt I still sense.

 

even now, when the photographs of our courtship have long since faded.

 

 

Am I a prisoner of contemporary discourse?

 

Am I a predator despite myself?

 

Am I reading too many newspapers? 

 

 

Should I surrender to the authorities?

 

Should I prepare for extended incarceration?

Should I ready myself for Me-Two Prison? 

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