Enemy (Akiva- Enemy, part 1)


She slips down the bridge,

silent, slow

All eyes,

eyes on the still water

Hooves quick on the pavement

A foreign but gentle lilt

in a waterfall off her tongue

A quick bound

through the fallen


She’s going to see me

if I move, if I breathe.

She’s beautiful.

She’s going to kill me

if she knows I survived.

She’s captivating.


No, yes,

Too late

Soft landing alongside me

Eyes alight on an enemy.

I was born her enemy.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written 2/25/16

Inspired by Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, in Akiva's point of view when he first sees Madrigal on the bridge. Loved this! This is a series of 3 poems for this scene, the next ones are already written but will post in a few days :)

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lovely....full picture given

lovely....full picture given here, bravo

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Thank you!

Thank you!

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