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I'm not your Juliet
Though the drop from the balcony looked enticing
and the poison circulating through my bloodstream had me on my knees begging for mercy at His feet
That's when I noticed her.
Church bells overwhelming, ringing at night
I complimented the devils tattoos
while my hands intertwined themselves in her thick hair
she told me she doesn't make the first move but had her eyes pull me in closer
I was hooked to her tongue deep in my core
A cross hanging above the pews
Roses wilt and die eventually
like all things good and beautiful
The bells ring quiet.
A whisper falls over the room "this too shall pass"
and we are momentarily transfixed in time
under His watchful eye