Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions ii

during my teens
I lost a collection of juvenilia
larger than Eli B. Browning’s extant writings

and for years I didn’t work on a single thing
or recite a prayer
for life had become the bearer of bad tidings

because of my sins
I also lost the love of my life
my ‘Uncrowned Queen’ who like Barbara Palmer
was the most popular of all my mistresses

still, after all this
I promised to do no less than Lope de Vega
and so I put my pen to paper on most evenings

but as far as ‘women’ problems
I wasn’t so confident I could do any better than him
unless I limited the dalliances

© Heath Muchena, 2015

4 Comments on “Sketch for a Theory of Persistent Passions ii”

  1. Yes, women like loyalty and consistency, in their men.


  2. megdekorne says:

    Your poet voice , so authentic … and stunning ….blessings , megxxx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I of July says:

    Hi Meg, I really appreciate the compliment. Thank you so much… xo 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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