Sonnet II - I’ll Be Fine
As summer passes into autumn flame,
I’m chilled as those words bury to my core,
I try to come to terms, I’m not to blame,
And settle back to what I was before.
I do what I know best - I turned to art,
And ponder on the hand that I’ve been dealt,
That should I let that cold embrace my heart,
A flake of ice would surely never melt.
Instead, I sit here grateful, and assured,
No good will come from hiding in the dark,
The weight of many things that I’ve endured,
Guides me towards a purposeful embark.
The life ahead of me gives off a shine
I know that all is well…and I’ll be fine.
I Release You With Love.
It was when I saw that snake
That sign of deceit
I knew, through you, my heart would break
There was a photo of you two
My vision had come true
Then I saw his eyes
They were kind. And yours in love
And my moment of pity meant little
Because though my insides
Were shattered and brittle
What I felt wasn’t true.
At least, not like you two.
That pain was desire
And it’s not for hire
It’s out there. Just not yours.
So how could I hold it against you?
Let this thing of beauty
Be where I take my cue
I say it to the stars above
I release you with love.
That snake has another meaning
It sheds its skin, reborn gleaming
Through you, I’m free. Thank you.
I can’t seem to drop you
Every highway in my mind
No matter how hard I strive
Diverts from its intended course
To the image of your face
Smirking. Stubble coarse.
Now conducted by text
Gives me a welcome rest.
It’s better at a distance
Lest my eyes reveal me
Or worse…I sight in yours – resistance
But deeper still, I go
I can’t help but feel weak
Your bearing strong, mine meek.
Wincing under the realisation of my own inferiority
All for nothing it seems
Because I’m not your priority.