Love Poem: Love's Sirocco Winds
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Written by: Howard Manser

Love's Sirocco Winds

love once parched 
gasps as sanctuaries die
a thirst endures unquenched
to perish in the wink of an eye

fervor spawned unyielding winds
abrasive to blinded eyes
an oasis yields today
prey to burning lies

facing west the sun in repose
stillness quietly masks 
veiling deceit
hot sirocco winds
have taken love replete 

wisps of air spin hurricanes
spawn driving hammering rains 
contagion spreads 
callous winds 
erode less solid ground