Tragic Innuendo

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A tragic innuendo-
closed for renovations 
but sometimes, 
an ardent heart never re-opens 
becomes a sacrificial lamb 
when intimate relations
whispered conversations 
no longer emblazon 
the salt moon 
with sweet intent
and all that remains 
are fire brick cinders
yearning for a flame

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Day Four of National Poetry Writing Month.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

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