Mystery and Crime Poetry posted November 23, 2015

This work has reached the exceptional level
ending a love affair

Sizzling Afternoon

by Linda Engel

The author has placed a warning on this post for violence.
The author has placed a warning on this post for sexual content.
That slow, sultry day in late September
Your hurtful words are what I remember
Beads of sweat on your handsome brow
Anger and tears in our afternoon row

I held you close just an hour ago
Kissed and begged you to let her go
You swore your love and loyalty
But I knew the truth. I saw her leave.

Above the Time Tower, in your room
Naked, hot, and all consumed
You smiled at me as if you'd won
You had no idea that you were done.

I poured a drink to quench your thirst
Added the poison I'd hid in my purse
Kissed your lips and said goodbye
Matter of minutes before you'd die.

I walked downstairs to the courtyard tower
There she sat drinking Whiskey Sour
As I approached she stood and waited
for the anxious news of our newly belated.

His wife held my hand and ordered my drink
Passed the money and gave me a wink
"I've booked you a room in the Florida Keys."
"Stay out of sight and wait for me, please."

"My cleaning crew will soon be here
To vanish this mess, make it disappear.
He'll sleep with the fishes out to sea
No more cheating on you or me."

To cheat on your wife is not very clever
To cheat on your mistress, a worse endeavor
You run the risk of them becoming friends
And plot your demise for your cheating sins.



This is the Picture This challenge. The picture I took in St. Augustine , Florida in the square on St. George St. St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States.

It is very hot in September in the South. We call it our dog days for the humidity is sweltering. Still, St. Augustine is a wonderful place to visit. It still has the cobblestone streets from when it was first occupied by the Spaniards.

a row - a noisy disturbance or quarrel
Whiskey Sour - an alcohol drink
Sleep with the fishes - Mafia term for dead and thrown in the ocean

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