Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Sonnet for Me (Written by my love)

With eBay purchases and rented movies,
Concert tickets, home-cooked chili, and kisses
My gentle mistress always aims to please
But given my black moods, she often misses

Her failed efforts evoke frustrated tears
Choking on emotion, she asks me “What's wrong?”
I smooth her hair, do my best to soothe her fears
Urge her to be calm, confident, and strong

No cynic, she, no cruel manipulator
For her innocence, I love her more
Than the hardened women of these sunburned shores
The courtesans, concubines, porn stars, and whores

Her love is trembling, fretful, insecure
And is earnest, honest, and the more pure

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