Sonnet #11: Rendez-Vous Compte

Remember me as through the summer days:
The heavy scent of drying grass and sun
Poured down and drifted in a sultry haze,
Beneath it nestled two as close as one.
Remember me as on a starry night,
Some time before the dawn: your skin on mine,
Desiring no more but that we might
Forever lie together, safe behind
A bolted door to keep the world away...
But barring that, with this embrace content;
Remember how I longed for you to stay,
And lingered at my window as you went,
Alone, unwilling. Still we sleep apart
In body, yet as always, near in heart.

May 26, 1987

Copyright ©1987, 1999 by Erica Schultz Yakovetz. All rights reserved.
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