Cyanide For My Wine Glass (Fingers Do Count Deceit)

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The poem-title is a reference to the famous work of Agatha Christie: "Sparkling Cyanide". I published it under two names, also, a direct influence of what Christie once did with her fine novels.

"Cyanide For My Wine Glass" is a poem about death and the deceit of a lover and how "Mr." was able to extract revenge from the case. The plot is similar to my past poems, with deception being the focal point of the story, however, as part of the resolution, it is heavily implied that "Mr." killed himself out of maybe sheer guilt, madness or frustration.

Submitted: July 31, 2010

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Fingers Do Count Deceit

(or more popularly known as ‘Cyanide For My Wine Glass’)
By: The Scales (D.E.Chua)


Moon mister fondles his finger for a most nightly delight
To have counted Moon miss' dear infractions of plight
The Moon in his finger, truly, grows with profound zest
Countenance-loneliness, it seems, is not far from its best


Came Mr. Tie, with not a little lot on his hand
A bottle of goodwilled humor, cups of great man's plan
A stout shout has sufficed for them to yield all hope
Of the dime they offer to a Moon fighting to cope


Moon and Sun, they seem, sat lifeless on the ground
What sweet, cold haunt-sorrow is the silence of sound…
Moon miss’ empty gaze is not a delight doorman's greet
For with the outstretching of thumbs, fingers do count deceit


The stare of an empty wine glass, curtains up, but no shows?
Cakes of wall-blood, sweet captured icings of wall-blows
The stare of an empty wine glass, shall beg thee to me...
‘Cyanide for my wine glass' shall close me thy glee…


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