the reddest rose with the wildest thorns
casts a luscious veil over heated eyes
she traces rich edges with slick intent
and fierce emanations, in her burning mind.
orbits thrown off course, by this shrouding stain
an undertow takes hold,
letting reason fade.
a passion untamed, an amplified intensity
engulfs every crevasse and corner,
which are enveloped in crimson.