Kurt Philip Behm

Harlot Of Love

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

He asked her why she acted so,
her answer was “Why not”

He asked her why her mood was vile,
she said “That’s all I've got”

He asked her then about their love,
gone missing and in doubt

She answered back while looking down,
a whisper not a shout…

“I loved you once, I loved you twice,
but then my heart went still

“I saw you change, your passion feigned,
your warmth a distant chill

“I gave you everything I had,
you strayed and looked for more

“Now emptiness has wed my heart,
—and loneliness your whore

(Bryn Mawr College: February, 2020)

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