"Some Sweetly Passing Kisses Put in Jeopardy," A New American Sonnet of Danger Dancing Near Regret

Some Sweetly Passing Kisses
Put in Jeopardy

A New American Sonnet
of Danger Dancing
Near Regret

I don’t like it any more, my dear, when you are here

. . . . . with me contrary to your sullen spouse’s wishes.

Every time a strange new sound springs to your ear,

. . . . . you twitch a stitch, then switch to sudden swirls and swishes,

beating up yourself with mindless, hopeless fear,

. . . . . defeating in the process your own worthy secret wishes.

You know he could damage you in many ways

. . . . . if he knew you defied his clearly stated spousal wishes.

My own life in open jeopardy might sting

. . . . . with harm from angry violence toward me if he so wishes.

All of which puts fire-and-brimstone damage dancing near,

. . . . . no matter what our cogent reasons or ambitious wishes,

which, if we don’t change, could cost us close to everything

. . . . . from which we only rarely glean some sweetly passing kisses.

Max Havlick
Monday, December 16, 2013


Copyright 2013 by The Max Havlick School, Villa Park, Illinois, all rights reserved, "valuing and honoring each person's life as if it were a priceless work of art."

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