It’s Poetics Tuesday at the dVerse Poets Pub! This week’s prompt is harbinger.

the steamy glances

shooting over the top

of your menu with

Cupid’s arrow precision,

the way you look at me

and sigh like a slow summer waltz

watching my heart melt

like Belgian chocolate in the sun

with that curious half

smile on those (gotta be!) kissable lips.

And finally, my tummy flipping

and rolling with


that’s when I knew,

for certain,

a delicious heartbreak

was inevitable.


SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman

13 thoughts

  1. Oh, I like the twist at the end. I thought it was all going to get VERY romantic, and then that sly little slip of cynicism made the reading completely different. Loved all the Valentine’s day imagery that led up to it.

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  2. Mmm, this poem itself is delicious and reminds me of a big chocolate cake. It’s delicious and we love it, but then there’s that “what have I done” moment after we finish eating it. A delicious heartbreak, indeed 😉

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