Gaze upon her static ecstatic face
Her beauty held within eternal grace
While stony smiles deliver empty cheer
So silky smooth it brings a sensual death
As feelings shed another marble tear
For all that’s gone into memories past
Of times when she would dance a lover’s dream
When suitors stood in line before they asked
To be the one to set her world agleam
But now as destiny has surely cast
She dances in heavenly realms supreme
And all we have are the memories here
Beside silken white stone where we embrace
Her kiss that chills the soul with icy breath

@JG Farmer 2013
Form: Ivorian Sonnet 93