#Micropoetry Monday: Love Story

Sepia heart

He’d been defrocked,
& she’d been disbarred.
They fell in love
as they’d fallen into other traps:
Through blood that flowed
away from the brain &
into their erogenous danger zones.
Their recklessness brought them crashing together,
even though he couldn’t save her
any more than she could defend him.

He was Urban Dictionary,
she, Merriam Webster.
She thought him crude,
he thought her a prude,
but when they had to work together
to meet a common goal,
they found a common interest:
Each other.

He was meat & potatoes,
she, veggie burgers & sprouted grains.
Over dark chocolate mousse
with white chocolate antlers,
they fell for one another,
realizing that the savory had kept them alive,
even as the sweet had sealed the deal with a kiss.

Poem-a-Day 2016 Writer’s Digest Challenge #11. Theme: Defensive

The Defender

She’d been told she was serving the wrong side,
protecting the guilty,
rather than punishing them.
She saw it as sometimes protecting the innocent—
the very least among them—
doing for them what they could not do for themselves.
She was the voice for those
who had already been convicted by the media,
for those in jail,
whose guilt had not been proven.
Her faith kept her sane,
for she knew the truly guilty never really got away.