The Rule

By Shail D. Patel
Discipline. Free will
Doesn't mean freewheel.

But what about Eros? Let
Eros harrow whom he will.

I have sipped my sip
And poisoned the well.

I am well pleased with my thirst.
I know my thirst no evil.

You'll die of thirst, Shail.
If  the salt sea wills.

Source: Poetry (October 2007).


This poem originally appeared in the October 2007 issue of Poetry magazine

October 2007

Poems by Shail D. Patel

Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Relationships, Love

Poetic Terms Couplet, Free Verse

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