|Hello inkwell, love your literary allusion that reminds me of the Odyssey by Homer. I can still picture the need of being tied up to resist screams that bring a ship to be destroyed.
I like the element of fatal attraction that you offer up. I am dragged down to see a hag, withered monsters with scars and claws.
I see this as a good poem to share with others the destructive nature of passion that isolates us and call us to destruction. Your poem offers
Its all an act,
to draw you in.
to catch a sailor,
so they can win.
Beauty and grace,
they never frown.
For their ambition,
is to make you drown
The alternative is to realize the healing of community, relationships that not only build up myself, but others. Tx