Poetry by Jeff Green

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The Actress

by cricketjeff on November 10, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Although I know her promises are lies,
Apologies intended to assuage,
I live for every moment in her eyes;

She lives on all the compliments each buys,
And I am pleased to offer her this wage,
Although I know her promises are lies.

She kisses me and expectation flies,
While she could never thrive inside my cage,
I live for every moment in her eyes.

I couldn’t live beside an angel’s sighs
So I believe her words upon the page;
Although I know her promises are lies.

The consummate professional she tries
To be the only actress on the stage
I live for every moment in her eyes.

A happy fool who gets to keep the prize,
The only one who’ll get to see her age,
Although I know her promises are lies
I live for every moment in her eyes.

Author notes

Damn but villanelles are hard! I know what it was like in my head, but it hasn’t come out quite that way, too stuttering, but I’ll work at it