this is SO good...
and um..kind of intense for me--and even aside from the obvious, I have to say, there's so much more than the outer layers of this. This is what I call a blanket spread verse--meaning--while it is universally applicable, it maintains a quality of intimacy.
And oh, there is more than one shade of green here on me for your skill with the Villanelle....it's a form that vexes me and I adore it, as it has that "chanting" quality inherent, and? Rumor has it I am partial to "chant".
Mind if I keep this one? (Of course you don't.)