an adulterous woman


like a lioness with belladonna in her eyes

you prey stealthily

on fools’ weakness

calculate lust’s moment

stalk willing victims of

nights’ shade like shadow

hiss soft enticements as

fluidity of your presence

slithers cunningly into

traitorous embrace

aiming for the eyes


Anthony challenges dVerse poets to use 3 of his lines (italicized) in a poem.