An Honorable Man
How long would you wait,
For an honorable man?
What about a slightly-less-than-honorable one
With a lot of style
And wit like scorpion venom?
Would it help if I told you he was handsome,
And the first time you met
You mistook him for the moon?
What if he’d earned it?
Would that change things?
What if, before he ran away,
Disappearing surely as candy melts on the tongue,
You’d said ‘I love you’
And you meant it?
What if he was hurt?
And the last thing he said to you was
I make a fool out of myself for that man
I write poetry about him. Everyday.
The key is to live
An adventurous life
And to keep
I don't find it that difficult.
Holly Payne-Strange is a novelist, poet and podcast creator. Her writing has been lauded by USA Today, LA weekly and The New York Times. She has had her poetry published by various groups including Door Is A Jar magazine, Icebreaker Lit, In Parenthesis, and Dipity Lit Magazine, among others.