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

Updated on December 16, 2013

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

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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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