I wrote this poem for an assignment for an online course I’m doing. It is meant to include at least 2 examples of irony. I’m not sure if I’ve really got it covered, so would welcome some feedback, please. Thanks.
Dialogue with incest
Cutting with the blade
was the most gentle thing she ever did to herself.
Betrayal was the most
gratitude for a lifetime of
Come closer to me
break my heart, he said.
But – I broke the mist already
with the plaster I mended my heart with,
I fell up the stairs
that night he came to me,
Oh, how could he beget such joy
in a heart unwatched by loveliness!