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Sonnet 3: Edifying a Solipsistic Scion

As original as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony debut—

You arrived a rhapsodic opus flourishing with flare.

An artistic prodigy whose sanguine air of derring-do

Is complected with your avant-garde and savoir-faire.

Time being a relative theory of the special kind,

Wherein the past, present and future merge as one.

The testimony of your ‘eternal recurrence’ is affined

To infinite moments that forever remain undone.

The liniments of your gifts come courtesy of your

Progenitors from which by wont you color-in anew.

Begotten recursive essence, reflected in ancestral lore,

Emerges from your existence—then to heirs redux.

   Venomed gall dissolves not the ordained immortality of filial

   Bonds—au contraire mon filleamor vincit omnia my lineal.                                                                                  

–Love Dad



Sonnet 2 – Love Redux

Bedeviled as ‘belled cats’ to suffer curses of pain and toils,

Still we hazarded consequences as if on the cuff. You and I,

Born within the infinite wake of Man’s original coils

Did wither, welter and wane whilst our love turned awry.

Punching far above our weight, we attained laudable titles,

Honors and status. To sustain the loft we grasp the nettle—

Albeit, pricked, pained and poisoned to the quick of our vitals.

Chagrined to have laden our love with debts penniless to settle.

Desperate to score we battened our resolve lest we turn the tide,

Else bound to be destitute castaways marooned on the Altar

Of Mammon. Into the abyss our fall follows our mortal pride,

Nigh bankrupting our dreams as would a reckless defaulter.

            Ere the ground breaks us we shall prosper anew,

            Withal we will break grounds à la love redux.

                                                                                                – David Grzan

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