Distraction


Artwork by Alexa Masucci

His loving touches shall not suffice

For she continues to yearn for the nectar of another

His soothing words bring no comfort to her

As they barely brush her cheeks and evade her heart


Nothing he does seem to console her mind's unrest


He knew he loved her from the first moment they met

For him it was SIMPLE

He said what he meant and did as he felt

Leaving no stone unturned

No desire unattended

For he knows no other way to LOVE

But she felt otherwise

In the dark splendor of the night's rapture,

His touch feels like prongs upon her skin

As she slithers away between his fingers and sheets

And he is left with nothing but a MEMORY


His friends CONVINCE him to believe

Steady going with the flow, DISTRACTION seems the only solution

He immerses himself heart wounded

Mind intoxicated

But sees her face perched on every female body he encounters

Her moan, her laughter, her devilishly sweet bite upon his skin

Her aura has him on a trance


And yet he's back on the hunt with his friends convincing himself

Steady going with the flow, distraction seems the only solution


Enveloped in the perfume of heartbreak

Women promise him an 'Unforgettable' night

Empty words, but a warm body to hold onto

His carnal desires are met

Yet, all he feels is numb, anger and regret

The nights of consolation become nights of insomnia


Steady going with the flow, distraction seems the only solution


Stacy, Tiffany, Nicole, Giselle, Stefania, Jennifer...

They all leave dents on his pillow

But no mark on his conscience

Before dawn, he awakes in the anguish of her memory

Leaving behind a trail of girls with broken hopes


Steady going with the flow, distraction seems the only solution


Lost in a maze

The distractions become a dual reality

Engrossed in the smell of last night's escapade

He prides himself on another night of SIMPLE fun

Or was it vindication?

The bitter taste of revenge springs him from the diversion


"It is only temporary," he tells himself.


Steady going with the flow, distraction seems the only solution


Are you convinced?


With Love,

IA