Siren

she comes for him during the night and sings
in long lugubrious arpeggios
her song of seduction into his ear
such soft comfort he longs to last yet knows
even as she first came to sing her song
he must move slowly back into his day
until he wakes surrounded by her dream
but nothing of her heart as she desired
he moves at length within these folds of day
and dream singing his own seductive song
slowly and out of tune as he wanders
vaguely from room to room lost in the pull
of his night like the tidal flow along
her shore drowning us all beneath the rocks
(October 2012)

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