Romance Under Razor Wire
Laura Saint Martin
Chasing that last sunset of you under
battened-down fences, I can’t not love
your splendid disdain, your regal shuffle
through a refurbished universe, our voices
more real than lights and alarms.
I’m a puppet in the clutch of these drugs.
Just a kiss, a ribbon of smoke.
Just one more moon.
Laura Saint Martin is a semi-retired psychiatric technician, grandmother, jewelry artist, and poet. She is working on a mystery/women’s fiction series about a mounted equestrian patrol in Southern California. She has an Associate of Arts, and uses her home-grown writing skills to influence, agitate, and amuse others. She lives in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with her family and numerous spoiled pets, and has dedicated her golden years to learning what, exactly, a Cucamonga is. She works at Patton State Hospital and for Rover.com. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.