A mantra for a woman who searches for exclusive love
ends her rumination on a haunting and abusive love.
Enveloped in a fuselage of unintended loss
she can’t escape the dark mirage of bleak intrusive love.
Words in chant when uttered, beneath a star-dropped sky
tease open unfluttered, her soul’s reclusive love.
Syllables will congregate and carry a command
to seep through hearts and generate an unobtrusive love.
In profile on Match.com, Caw chanted as she typed
“Internet Yenta, catch me a catch of mutually effusive love.”
The ghazal is a poetic form with roots in 7th century Arabia. The last stanza should reference the poet. It was interesting to go there. And yes, I met my husband on Match.com. We will be married six years on July 31. It worked for us! A shout out to Sunday Scribblings for the mantra prompt, and to Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides for introducing me to the ghazal. (In the last stanza, I changed my name, Brenda, to Caw. It's a nick I use sometimes in reference to conversations I carry on with crows. ha! One syllable sounded better, and dot com to Caw...you get the picture.)