Cupid Vows

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This collection of poems will jangle the nerve endings in any relationship; deciphering the difference between Cupid Vows and human vows.





your presence, breath, heartbeat

never leaves


in silence

I sew

seams in dark waters

making waves

that return the sparkle

into your eyes




we sleep alone

only caressing ourselves

Yet in dreams

join seams

froth in white waters

that quench our famine

sanded throat and lips


When we are together, I don’t need you -

apart -






Cupid Vows


Leaves need branches like I, your morning stubble

where inside each other’s arms

our spirits warm

our breath mingles

and we  leave for work

to build one dream.


Your branch has been shaken

and you have


into another


a quirk of empty




until your key turns in the lock.


Still pregnant with Cupid Vows

needing your seed, in sickness and health,

we promised.






I wailed

and in your stillness

our blood clotted on the table

then I heard her traverse death’s forest alone.


I should have comforted her with softness, with the beat of my heart or even

a single tear



I wanted to bleed tears

to cry out she is mine and her pain

but I had to forget

you, I, she,

we were real

until that needle’s pointed



Submitted: February 03, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Annie Anderson. All rights reserved.

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Criss Sole

Interesting look and analysis on love and how different it can be from one situation to the next.
Beautifully written.

Wed, February 3rd, 2021 12:57pm


Thank you

Wed, February 3rd, 2021 11:11am

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