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curled so tightly
around her passion
the flow of reason
could not reach
her mind
the warm soft skin
of his lies
was so inviting
after so many
empty nights
with just her
paperback lovers
so now
flesh to flesh
she was easily seduced
into believing
that his words
were from his heart
but before long
his night songs
were gone
and she
was rereading
chapter one

romance novels…

Section of Rosina & Count Almaviva by F. Keller

her love
was defined
by romance novels
stacked beside the bed
shaping all her perceptions
as if some old lady in new york
knew a damn thing about real love
and so when her book inspired love wane
she’d either get a new man or buy another book