Hi, hope you don’t mind if I weigh in here. Dawn, I like your poem a lot. The high ruffled collar reference makes me think Shakespearean stage and actors so maybe the title could reference this, or some other Elizabethan playwright, such as Johnson or… drawing a serious blank otherwise, but you get the idea. It also has a more sinister undertone of the man being the play’s villain so maybe the title could reflect this also. Mephistophilis was a big villain in Marlowe’s work so word play on this might prove interesting. Such as Mephistophilis Stage Dreams or A Stage Dream of Mephistophilis or Surrendering to Mephistophilis. Another bad guy would work too, I’m just using him as an example. There does seem to be the sense of the woman surrendering though so using that word in the title might be interesting as well. Good luck with finding a title for this one! It’s very tightly written and powerful for being so concise. Nice work.
Question: Where do we share poetry? With each other or here on the forum? Been stuck in my own work so long it’d be refreshing to read and think about someone else’s!