Opalesque

a backwards gaze

i took her place

for beauty sways

in forbidden chaste

a potent poison

is not to waste

strongest medicine

my softest trace

~

© M.G. Iannucci 2020

I have been waiting for the Mayapples to bloom. Sensuously soft hidden buds, they are poisonous (podophyllotoxin).

Painting by Fernando Niragobs