a response sonnet to Ben Langhinrichs
|When we first met you walked me home from school
The sunlight dappled in our springtime eyes.
I thought it sweet 'cause you were just so cool,
The naughty boy the teachers all despised.
Our love began to blossom on that day;
My girly heart found you misunderstood.
So when my Dad said you should stay away
I followed my own heart as any would.
We ran away, were married at eighteen.
I birthed your children and you searched for jobs.
You drank beer on the sofa in between
And I disturbed the neighbors with my sobs.
The kids are grown at last now you must leave.
Then I can freely boink your ex-boss, Steve.
Written in response to "It Can't Be Me" by Ben Langhinrichs
To view both poems together, visit: "They Parted Ways" [18+]