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MY MISTRESS’ EYES ARE NOTHING LIKE THE SUN

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

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-A collaborative poem by Stephanie Lawal, Annie Quintano, and Michael Welch, using a famous first line (William Shakespeare)

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun

So blank, so dreaded, dull, and numb

I find myself wanting to hold her

Some

But only by the dangle of fingertips weak

I grasp, hold on for fear of falling

Wondering if I be next to tweak

On blinding beams, and chilly touch

Her eyes and cheeks in smiles too much

Of heavenly highs I stubbornly

Grasping such

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