The King and I
Out for an evening stroll; napping is over,
there’s much plotting to be done.
Plotting for kingdoms and wars and
Things that arouse and excite, inciting
temptations that have ruined a stronger man.
Ruined little people too.
People like me.
This was written in response to “Free Write Friday.” The prompt today is to write about an affair, from a “fly on the wall” perspective. I’m not sure that I “nailed” the perspective, but my hope was to at least capture the destruction caused when people abandon those sacred vows. My inspiration was the story of David and Bathsheba.