A Poetry Sporadical of Repeating Forms
A footling prince who played his part,
he stole her heart
but then, a turn-about perverse
(such shocking news)
Heels, pumps, platforms—hey, you choose.
How sad that she’d been had
by such a scheming fetish cad.
He stole her heart, and worse, her shoes.
Richard Swanson lives in Madison, Wisconsin and is the author of Men in the Nude in Socks (2006) and Not Quite Eden (2010), both available from Fireweed Press or through his email at email@example.com. His publishing credits include Blue Unicorn, Mobius, and Ibbetson Street.