16 September 2007

Translating The Bride's Father's Fears

They took the time
to explain his pirate
analogy – the Corsair
who sailed from distant
seas sent shivers
where his heart beat
blonde in jealousy.
But his fears were
placated by the same
hook that bit into his
flesh and the neck of
the man he swore
stole his starry-eyed
daughter, bound there
together in welcoming
dreams. They belong to
each other he said –
I see he is just like me...
©5 September 2007, I.D. Carswell