A friend,
that leads to betrayal,
a false strength,
and cloak of courage.

She is resilience,
followed by chaos.
The bronze of her skin
on my lips, a sweet fire
that eventually burns.

She holds the allure
of a creative muse,
making her hard to abandon,
loyalty being my curse,
fantasy being my wish.

Legends courted her before I,
driving them to feel everything,
and nothing.

The nothing forgotten,
for the next chance at everything.

Whiskey.