“Loverboy” Free Preview

A poem from my collection, Loverboy, which arrives to eBook format November 9. Initially, Loverboy was going to be published on Halloween, but I decided rather last-minute that wasn’t a brilliant idea. Many who might be interested would be off, well, Halloween-ing rather than shopping for books to read.

The fortunate news being, it gave me time to spiff up the illustrations, so it should be quite lovely when it’s born in print later!
Initially the eBook will be available through Amazon, then most other major booksellers for $1.99. I’ll try to get the option for Kindle Unlimited as well. Review copies are available via direct request through its Goodreads page. Comment on my author review for more info!

“Blush of Innocence”, from Loverboy

To love me you say, is breaking your heart

Blush of innocence, an untouched rose
An embryo in the soul emitting pain
But you breed this deadly thing for me,
Medallion of hurt to fuel a waking dream
I say no words as you carve our flesh
For now, forever now we are one

To love me you say, is breaking your heart

A fluctuating rose whose touch
Is like scissors to the stomach
You siphon your blood to chance a kiss,
Or to cage me in an obsessional mind
I say no words as you mend our flesh
For now, forever now we are one

To love… to love… to love…

The blush of the unravelling rose
It agitates the complex you fear inside
Take blade to throat to keep it sacred –
Untouched but loved, enticing but pure
I say no words as we share one flesh
For now, forever now we are one

Copyright ©2018 S. M. Shuford
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