SHE INTOXICATES

“Take your baby by the wrist
And in her mouth, an amethyst
And in her eyes, two sapphires blue
And you need her and she needs you
And you need her and she needs you.”

~‘Dance Hall Days’ Lyric – Wang Chung

She stirs your longing,
an incantation, your libation
sipped and savored
flavored by the grape
and sharing its purple hue.
You become inebriate
as you wait for her effect to fade
and you’ve made your vow
as to how to even sober up
from your love filled stupor.
Or if you even wish to.
So you await her last call, all you know
is that she has become your addiction;
your heart’s true affliction.
Your dereliction is complete,
And your heart repeats, you need her
and she needs you.

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2017

dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: This One’s For You

The lyric contains amethyst which is my birthstone. The Greeks believed amethyst kept you from becoming inebriated.

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24 thoughts on “SHE INTOXICATES

  1. Did not know that about amethyst. I read this poem two ways: metaphorically with an all adoring, somewhat sappy google eyed love for a woman; and also as a sot with an addiction to alcohol. Either way, it drew me in. So glad you posted to the prompt! 😊🍷. That last emoji is in commiseration with the drinker here,

    1. Cheers to you, Lillian! I almost didn’t post, not knowing how to work amethyst into my thinking. I just remembered that lyric and that triggered me. I’m glad you saw both angles as presented. Also, I write an okay booze poem, but I am 27 years dry.

  2. Glenn Buttkus

    Love as addiction–woman as temptress–the poetics roving between biblical and existential; strong message–personal & sensual; liked it.

  3. I love this.

    Amethysts are gorgeous. I have a necklace/earring/bracelet set.

    I wanted to name my first child Amethyst Rain, but all my friends at the time said it sounded like a stripper name.

  4. “an incantation, your libation / sipped and savored / flavored by the grape / and sharing its purple hue.” Love the alliteration and rhyme in this line! Love your whole rhyme scheme and tight rhythm. Excellent work!

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