Overambitious Love

By Benjamin Grossman and Cassa Bassa

Her emerald beauty circled his upright being
She stretched her sublime allure to capture the snow 
He felt the weight in totality 
It exceeded what he could possibly endure

Most days there was a smokey haze between them
And this fog formed uneven walls 
With tiny openings just wide enough 
To let toxic fumes leak through

In desperation, she let out her slow poison 
He turned himself inside out to survive
But was never the same man as before
Nor she the same woman

They had interwoven like a tree wrapped in vines
They wanted to thrive  under any conditions
That’s what all lovers long to do 
Tragically they couldn’t harness the moonlight
Nor grow within the embers of dying flames

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and Cassa Bassa. Make sure you check out her blog by visiting Flicker Of Thoughts. She’s a favorite poetess of mine.)

29 comments on “Overambitious Love

  1. Beautiful collaboration πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    It has been a growing experience in working together Ben. I am grateful!

  3. Wonderful Collaboration Benjamin! The readers get to experience the best of both writers together πŸ™‚

  4. wardah says:

    I love the description in this poem! πŸ‘

  5. Lia says:

    So very wonderful, especially the first stanza. I love the symbiotic tree/parasite theme, I have often studied it and wondered at it in nature. Lovely dance of poetic partnership! πŸ™πŸ€©πŸ’šπŸŒΏ

  6. uzzawal1911 says:

    This is good poetry Benjamin and Cassa Bassa! It feels raw and honest. Neatly titled overambitious love. Well done πŸ™Œ

  7. yassy says:

    Beautifully written by the pair of you. Cheers to a very fine collab.

  8. Katy Claire says:

    Very lovely! The last stanza is gorgeous. β™₯️

  9. Wow – nice collaboration. πŸ™‚

  10. Honestly, I had to re-read to get it. Then it dawned how beautifully written this is. πŸ™‚

  11. Wow, magical work by two of you together…

  12. This is some phenomenal poetry! I really like the title, too. Excellent collaboration

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