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The back of my high heel
taps a rhythm on the
leg of the bench where
I sit,
legs crossed,
biting dents in my fingertips.

One to ten, over and over
in my head.
(Because your eyes are nothing like the sun.)
It's almost as if he knew
and me, and
I wish the words are
mine as they
trail paths over my throat
and across my shoulders.

Pretender, so sweet, and
my breath catches between
my teeth and tangles with
the words.
(Because I love to hear you speak.)
Wish I could trap
these seconds in
the chambers of my
pounding heart.

Regretful sighs rip themselves
free of my chest as
I stare after you one more time,
trying to catch you,
but not bothering.
(For when you walk,
you tread on the ground)
But you still move
a bit too quickly for me.

I forget so quickly. I stumble
over myself, trying
to keep the love inside
where it cannot
do damage.
You blink in my direction,
once, I wish
I had words as sweet as a
sonnet to explain
what those eyes mean.
(Darling, your eyes are nothing like the sun.)
Have you ever had a sonnet stuck in your head?

Well, I have. The sonnet this poem refers to is one by Shakespeare, a quite lovely little fourteen-line confection that has been running through my head for quite some time. So, this poem has been rattling around for a while, and though it's unpolished, here it is.
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Writer
roxilove10 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ZoakoTHEgreat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Writer
A song yes...a sonnet nah....
well actually I did have John Donne's
Holy Sonnet X in my head for a day
or so after I first read it

Happy to have read your work
This poem is rough
But can't say my poetry's any better
arabesque-o Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Photographer
the imagery in this is killer amazing<3
moonlitjester Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Fabulous work, dahhling, as per usual~ :heart:
JuliusScipio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Writer
I love a poem that can both speak to and speak about what came before. Love this, love this.
roxilove10 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much!
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