Deceit — a Parasite of the Soul

A lie of the mind revels in the shadow of cowardice.

photo by author from Enoshima island

You stood before me, with innocence on your breath

You held out a palm, to nurture, to suckle my needs,

You gazed warm and tender, trust begging from your eyes

You uttered softness to calm my quivering, selfless deeds.

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Kevin Farran

Kamakura based writer, lover of Great Danes, vintage cars, good red wine, bonsai and the Bard