Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Susan Sonde: Romeo to his Juliet (Corrected version)

As nothing shutters a bad like a good,

I’ll come to you, fish in water, 

dime with a hole drilled through the middle.

.

Let’s span a time with each other. 

The mutual will give us pleasure. 

.

The days are ruddy in the sun 

and in the rabbit warren 

a situation is brewing.

.

Be diligent in your happenings 

at the windows among the flies.

.

Stick to the industry of resolve, 

they are looking for recalcitrants 

like you.

.

Don’t spend flagrantly if you don’t 

want a gone. Have wine with your 

plenty.  I’ll come to you.

.

The dogwood is already underway

and the lilac we know isflagrant.

I’ll come to you like a car in mud. 

.

Lately, I’ve been sufficient and found

the missing dictionary dog-eared 

among your gloves and gray 

hat, feathered band.

.

Take the bread if you want discourse 

with the pigeons. 

Nothing fits the box you gave me. 

.

I am quite a palindrome in your 

hands. Still, I’ll come to you, 

when the mirrors retain my image. 

.

I am capable in my letters as there’s 

no one but you. You have earned 

in the school of anxiety,  my approbation. 

.

I drive nails into the ground on 

your behalf,  lest you  betray me.

Let’s not head back to dissension

it gives us no purchase. 

I want the early of you

not how you’ve digressed.

.

Ours was to be an easy—

not atonal. 

.

Abundant melon; exquisite wave—.

O’ flight of bird, I am chronic for you,

a sponsor of your munificent, and

I’ll come to you.


Note: A truncated version of this poem was sent out earlier. We apologize to the author. — MS

Copyright 2019 Susan Sonde.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Information

This entry was posted on February 14, 2019 by in Poetry and tagged , .

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 10,524 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 3,529,274 hits

Archives

%d bloggers like this: