... some scenes...

some scenes obscene won’t be unseen

our histories haunt us all in kind

memory, not a slate to be wiped clean

we are all captives of the mind

love can ennoble or demean

too often declared ‘blind’...


some scenes obscene can’t be unseen

invective hurled can’t be retrieved

be sure to say just what you mean

if you are apt to be believed

those who live as libertines

oft may be deceived.


some scenes obscene won’t be unseen

aspersions cast can’t be repealed

often a fine line between

what remains obscured or revealed

conscience inclined to intervene

whose lips shall remain sealed?