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.