Thoughts on Arcite and Palamon by Helena Camilleri
“Of lover in jail and lover free as air.
I cannot tell you which had most to bear.”
But what is lover free as air with love never returned?
A prisoner still, left concerned
about what if and what could have been,
longing for a touch of the loved one’s skin.
Wonder and hope are the remains
when the lover’s heart is fated to chains.
This poem is one of the chosen entries for DESA’s Valentine’s Themed Poetry Competition.