A sonnet after Shakespeare, for my lover Sam.
“Shall I compare thee to a summers day?”
That day is pale in comparison to you
The sun may warm our skin today
your love warms my whole life through.
Your smile is bright like the stars at night
Your eyes shine as bright as the moon
Your embrace makes everything right
I hate that you must leave so soon
The busyness of our days prevent
the time we can spend together
our last time together came and went
I pray such times should end never .
A time when we can together dwell
Will cause me to shout, All is well!