When the terrorist of love strikes
hearts are too shocked to break
…before they crumble
We call this Lothario
by a playful name
even though
cruelty coats that velvet tongue
that is so sly as to reach between
the bars of a cage
and shatter a still-beating

©Vivian Zems

#NaPoWriMo 2019- National Poetry Month Challenge [CRUEL]