begins from heart
with what eye sees, and
what ear hears,
passion it creates,
unquenchable emotion
it turns on;
hunger and thirst-
it creates between lovers.

adultery-forbidden fruit-
it lays on table,
poison-it presents as
aroma of death,
it display as perfume
of vanillin and coumarin.

enjoyment it may seem
for minutes,
unquantifying heat
mating “couple” may
have for that moment;
future loss may be too
much to bear,
trust and fidelity may
be lost forever.

relationship cultivated for
decades head for rock,

friendship built for years
may be damaged.

troubled conscience may
remain eternal,
irremediable outcome
may stay,
cureless may find abode
in your courtyard.

thirty minutes thrusts,
thirty minutes of armour,
of few minutes of eye, ear, and
mind syndicated venture
may hurt for life,
may pain for life,
may sadden for life,
may depress forever,
may even crush forever.

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r. A. bentinck

‘thirty minutes thrusts,
thirty minutes of armor’ strong lines!
What an excellent piece you truly outline all the characteristics that’s part and parcel of adultery. Excellent piece, thanks for sharing