When I prepared to quit, the choir was almost
Left with an all-female ensemble. Finally,
After one-hundred-and-one conversations
And considerations, not short of reservations,
With the man himself approached us to entreat
The vacancy, it seemed too comfortably viable.
No doubt, Andreas made himself a justifiable
Replacement: His bright, magnetic voice, which almost
Topped at B-flat, was a sweet, solid treat
To the ears, classic like a vinyl disc.
Still, I felt a strange, unspoken reservation,
Especially when we’re in conversation.
Albeit barely friends, our conversations
Often got muddled, in manners nearly unviable,
By strange mentions of his divorce and depression—
As though his greatest achievements. I almost
Fell for his stories, until one day, finally,
I knew, my trust for him I must retreat,
When the drop-dead charmer decided to treat
Charlotte, my friend, after a flirty invitation,
To a movie and a romantic candlelit—
And reran the same with Roselyn soon enough. His pliable
Affection hopped from one girl to the other almost
Without a trace of moral preservation.
Though our frowns were far from deprivation,
The shameless Andreas continued to mistreat
And toy with poor Charlotte and Roselyn, who almost
Headed for direct confrontation
Over the shambles that neither one was liable,
When the cheater emerged spinelessly,
Hand in hand with a lass in sheer virginal bliss.
Andreas wasn’t bothered with mental reservation
To present his new captive. With unjustifiable
Pride, his wedding with the lass went down a treat
And, for a while, found its way to many conversations.
The marriage lasted a year … almost.
Oh, why, Andreas? I wonder! Is it viable to treat
Love as recreation and each girl a comfort station?
Is it true, finally, you’re in love again … or almost?
Upon Bjorn’s friendly yet unswerving encouragement to try out a sestina, I snatched the latest six daily prompts as end words (I do love me a challenge, don’t I?) and scribbled a rather trivial piece that’s loosely based on a real-life scenario. Have a great weekend, everyone!
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