For Certain

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

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.

13 thoughts

  1. 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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