Villanelle - Her Room Key Bares the Insignia of The Heartache Hotel

Like all the best thing, this villanelle is far from perfect.   

Her Room Key Bares the Insignia of the Heartache Hotel

Her room key bares the insignia of the Heartache Hotel

Plenty more fish they say, for every pot a lid

You will find her at reception ringing the bell

 

She makes restaurant reservations for one; her revenge will be living well 

Talks to the couple at the next table and smiles when she's asked 'why' by their kid 

'Her room key bares the insignia of the Heartache Hotel ?'

 

Sometimes she wants answers but only he can tell

Her why he did what he did

You will find her at reception ringing the bell 

 

Great.No, honestly; things are swell

She fakes fine and somehow she hid

That her room key bares the insignia of the Heartache Hotel 

 

His stuff: should she bin, keep or sell 

It? Instead she posts it all back, and is glad to be rid 

You will find her at reception ringing the bell

 

Over it now, no longer spinning on a rose-tinted carousel

She unbuttons her shirt, offers her breast to Cupid 

And holding the key that bares the insignia of the Heartache Hotel

She check outs: You will find her at reception ringing the bell

Clair Whitefield