This Cherita was written for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday 

but I failed to read the guidelines carefully. This should have been written in Tanka, Haiku, Senryu, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poetry forms. Ooops! Here’s mine anyway:

Calixta bewitched her men

as they dreamt, making them
burn and ache with desire;

craving her touch, her warmth.
They gave their honor for Calixta —
and were soon discarded like all the rest.


SusanWritesPrecise/Susan Marie Shuman


Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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      1. Often hesitate posting some of my work too. Then I post and get all kinds of inspiring comments. We criticize our-self too much.🙂

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