Heart and Soul

It’s Quadrille Monday over at the dVerse Poets Pub. The writing prompt is spoil.


You should be mine,

heart and soul, like

it was meant to be.

But no. You just had to

fall in love with

that one. Couldn’t you

have waited? Wasn’t I

worth it? My impatient

love, you’ve spoiled everything —

you and your damn wife.



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.

26 thoughts

  1. Well that’s an interesting conversation-poem! And the final line is the twist on the femme fatale…except it’s the wife who ends it all! Unique and really-enoyed-it response to the prompt!

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