The King’s Guard

by remembertoexhale

Chipped coffee cup with tea in it
chipboard table with wood veneer
metal sprayed white 
dying flowers with the ribbon round it still gold

You hold the line of my heart
like an underpaid sentry
your calloused hands much better with swords

organised
more formal
or was it informal
I kissed the skin of death
and your eyes held mine

a beat too long
a second too short

you hold the line of my heart
like an underpaid sentry
your calloused hands are much better with swords

a beat too long
a second too short
the kings guard with your honour unhurt
the love in your eyes
unbesmirched 

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