On One Hand

August 29, 2007

Praying Mantis Romance

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 2:43 pm

Having never known Love, nor kinship,
the female was shaken when it came,
springing like a raindrop on her back.

For three hours of their brief lives, the lovers touched,
his jagged forearms teasing her shoulders,
his cuneate head tucked sweetly beneath her chest.

For him it was not all so clear;
his perilous mission tense and bittersweet.
She twitched – he flitted his shy antennae nervously over her head,
trying to read her.

When he gently lifted,
she, for the first time realized
the agony of the lonliness in which she had dwelt all her life.

No, she whispered as he drew away,
and stepped to grasp him firm.
A desperate, aching heart to heal,
she thought
now you will be with me forever.


1 Comment »

  1. Brilliant concept, delightful execution.

    In the words of the Golden Girls theme song: “Thank you for being a friend.”

    Comment by otakudc — August 31, 2007 @ 3:05 am | Reply

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