Dangerous Entanglements

That night dripped like ink upon a virgin canvas of mystery
And within it she dipped her quill of desires
Calligraphing an indelicate tale of salacities
I stood bare and unsullied
As she became the author of my story

Trust is a leap of faith
but in her case I had to pole vault
over a capricious chasm of deviousness
I’d had flings with temptation but only then did I truly understand what it felt like
To want something so bad so much
Her toxic scent! How it melted all reason!
How it inflamed my covetous appetites!
Consuming me as I nestled in its bosom
,
Meticulously, she scripted a night of many firsts and even better seconds
She took me above the clouds, paragliding on puffs of bliss
And then she dropped me down so hard
Like a skydiver without a parachute,
Traitorous

She gave me everything but left me bewildered
My best nights also my worst
Only your patience would pry me away from her
Your encouragement and loyalty
As I realized that you were always there to catch me
Always reviving,
resuscitating
Bringing me back to life

Even now she dogs my steps
Winking as she flaunts her other suitors
But your warm hand is always there
A reminder of what is truly good
And together we watch her
As she glides by like a passing fancy

.


In this flash fiction poetry, the “She” I mention is ‘addiction’ in its various forms. For me, it was smoking(it’s now a year since I quit)

May we never abandon loved ones to these dangerous entanglements.

A shoulder of support or a little tough love, whatever we do to help, the important thing is that we are always there.

Stay safe, stay loving.

28 Comments Add yours

  1. michnavs says:

    Yey one year of “smoke- free”…good job Jude and that piece is a perfect tale..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Michelle. Glad you appreciate the tale too๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›

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  2. Sadje says:

    Very well written Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje, I’m glad you appreciate it ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒผ

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. You are unbelievable. Your talent is beyond. What a piece!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella ๐ŸŒผ. This is so kind of you to sayโค๏ธ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’›

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      1. My pleasure. That’s a gorgeous write.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thank you so much my dear friend, xoxo

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  4. memadtwo says:

    My father spent most of his life trying to stop smoking. A year is quite an accomplishment. And beautiful images in your verse. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you K. Yeah before this year, I’d spent like 2years trying and failing to quit alone till I got people who have supported me. Now it’s a lot easier

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      1. memadtwo says:

        I’m glad you have support.

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      2. judeitakali says:

        It’s precious

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  5. Pallavi says:

    So well written!

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    1. Pallavi says:

      Also great job on going smoke free!!!!

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      1. judeitakali says:

        Cheers to that๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ

        Like

    2. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pallavi

      Like

  6. justcalmwildness says:

    Eeeeiy!!! One year!! Congratulations!!!

    Beautifully written

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you, it’s been worth it.
      And thank you for appreciating the writing ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. drjurisharma says:

    Great post ๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒธ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. drjurisharma says:

        My pleasure ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’›

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  8. Chris Hall says:

    So rich and many layered. A wonderful outpouring of bridled passion for the craving, with an outstanding first line that hauls the reader right in.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Chris. I’m so happy you appreciate this. I did put layers in this

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  9. Anisha says:

    This was wonderful, Jude! The way you’ve described addiction is just awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Anisha. I’m glad you like this ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿค—

      Like

      1. Anisha says:

        My pleasure, Jude! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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