I saw you across the room
unfettered by the world.
Your form swaying in the boughs
Of an unforgiving ‘ale.
Your head tilted back, amused
As laughter spilled down your throat.
I saw him across the room,
His arm coiled about you
Like an ugly snake squeezing
The life out of its hapless prey.
I saw those worm-like fingers
Slither over the warm earth
Of your body, now spoiled
And rotting in the soil.
I saw the red behind my eyes
Flare, setting my cheeks afire.
They burned with malice that threatened
To seize the flames disheartened.
I saw the way he looked at you,
Lust-filled, lecherous, and lewd;
Sans the love I carry for you.
His slavering tongue slow-
Ly lashing behind his fanged teeth
Like a feral caged beast.
My eyes drifted down the limpid
Waters that shaped the contours
Of your body that hinted
That it wanted to be devoured.
He saw my eyes glazed with lust,
And a storm began to blow the dust
Upon his furrowed brow.
A fire spewed from his lips
As it struck me to the ground.
The thunder slowly died
But the clouds still remained
As he took you away from me,
I saw the sadness in our eyes
Hide in shame.