Her body would engulf the hungry eye—
A feast of pure temptation to be had!
Her gentle touch would drive a man insane;
A single kiss would leave him raving mad!
Her sultry voice sings symphonies of love
that tremble in the ear of every man;
Her words entangle with the breeze and surf
to lure the wayward sailor to his end;
He floats adrift upon her melody
until his raft comes crashing to the shore;
She draws him inland to his tragedy:
A slow decay that lingers—death forlorn.
But what of her? This temptress on the wind?
Will her lonely vigil ever end?
Robert P. Hansen teaches philosophy and ethics at a community college. In addition to poetry, he also writes genre fiction. He recently published a collection of mystery and science fiction stories (Have You Seen My Cat? And Other Stories) on Amazon and the third book of his Angus the Mage fantasy series (The Golden Key) will be published in January, 2015. For more information on his writing and where to find what he has published, visit his blog at: http://rphansenauthorpoet.wordpress.com/.