Personal Dilemma

Posted in quatorzain by maggie on 2010/04/20

To find her heart rewritten in your stars
would drag her legend light years back through space
through escapades all through New Chelsea Place
stretched past the dawn through countless seedy bars

to tricks on backseat sets in Jersey cars
with nothing worthwhile on you just in case,
then up as quickly back into the chase
comparing notes on battered up guitars

— light from universes long burned out
as empty as the poems she never wrote
until your voice goes silent, still, remote,
forgetting all but what we sang about.

     Though I can touch her love by reaching back,
     I reach you when I fade into her black.


sonnet 5 in a prompted cycle of sonnets

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