Ode to Fidelity
How will I love thee? Let me, too, be true.
Cheat. Act unfairly to gain advantage.
Feeling the pull of infidelity?
The homo sapien has no cheat gene.
Selfishness. Destroying all for a lark.
A slippery slope toward certain ruin.
Starts with a flirt, a long glance; it’s thrilling!
Fantasies race, what harm, if there’s no love?
How naive! Love or lust, you are ensnared;
Alibis fictioned, but it wears on you.
A matter of respect, representing
the sanctity of your implicit vows,
the compassion for your loved one’s feelings.
Looking at your reflection without shame,
saving your children the loss of their faith.
OK. Dance a little, play, then desist.
If compartmentalized, it will pursue
you. Work through hedonism’s vedanā;
see the imposter as it truly is.
Smote the fantasy into the abyss.
Looking at your partner without regret?
Priceless. A knowing smile for your true love.
Fidelity without any remorse.
Deep peace knowing your commitment is pure.
Revenant feelings from the day you met.