Tags

, , , , ,

ahhhh, this one….it needs explaining. When I wrote it, I had been married for 24 years. My then husband, former now, we made it to 30 years, was, and continues to be an alcoholic. This was written during one of my moments of frustration.
_______________________________________________________

Mistress

You have a mistress,
I know it so well.
You won’t admit it,
But I can tell.

You have a mistress,
I know it so well.
When around you she’s been
it is her that I smell.

It’s a scent that I’ve grown
accustomed to hate.
A sweet kind of pungent,
acrid bouquet.

You have a mistress
I know it so well.
Courage she gives you
and solace you take.

You have a mistress,
that makes you feel good,
in so many ways
I never could.

You have a mistress,
who hasn’t a face.
She’s always ready,
to take my place.

The power she has,
is heady and strong.
It’s a tie that has bound you
for so very long.

You have a mistress.
I know it so well.
You won’t admit it,
but I can tell.

~Loly Mireles ‘03

Advertisements