The Roman Gods of Verbum by Sayer Keely
I’ve become an aesthete,
Face to face with an ineffable beauty.
My love is a labyrinth
Created by Venus to teach me that
There is more than perfection
Imagine waking from Aurora
And seeing your love
Lying ethereally next to you,
Sol shining his incandescent light
Upon their darkened silhouette,
The bright shadows caressing their skin.
Their dulcet voice soothing you,
Their effervescent smile exhilarating you,
Their soft skin exciting you.
Cupid shot his arrow one day
And it struck you,
Creating a love unlike any other.
I will fight like Mars for her,
My efflorescent love as my shield,
My eloquence, my sword.
She’s my panacea,
My lyrical inspiration,
Sayer Keeley is a Senior at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he majors in Creative Writing. He has written occasionally for years, but hasn’t embraced his love for words until this past year. Sayer plans on going to college for English Education.