(a Shakespearean sonnet)
A bloodstained bandit breeze dwindles the dawn,
arouses barefaced sun to blushing rise.
A gloomy, frugal courtship panders on,
as noiseless skysongs tease these jaded skies.
Last night, the tranquil skim milk moonbeams spilled,
forgot their green-eyed gossip for awhile,
brought forth a hint of lustrous starstain willed
of madcap bedroom eyes and swaggered smile.
The day’s a bump of blanket discontent
a summit of our gnarled and groveled gain.
But much to our majestic amazement,
life’s scuffle-sorted luggage bears our name.
O, let’s undress these storms of savag’ry,
and hobnob with this pretty-vaulting sea.
PAD, day 26.