Love Sonnet

by Cadence Beret


How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways
      to borrow a phrase from Sonnet XLIII
      written once upon a time
      by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways
      the list is never-ending
      it’s in everyday and everyway
      it’s everywhere and in everyone

With every sight I see
With every sound I hear
With every scent I breathe
With every touch I feel
With every taste I savour
      all my senses are stimulated
      with thoughts of you

You’re the apple of my eye
You’re a sonnet in my ear
You are the purest aroma
You’re silk at my fingertips
You’re a sweet and salty treat
      you indulge, please, and satisfy
      my sensory system

And when you are not near
When you’re gone for far too long
      loin des yeux – loin du coeur
      out-of-sight – out-of-mind
Both these sayings never will apply
Because you’re a part of me
      you’re a chip in my computer brain
      you’re a beat in my titanium heart

So should the day ever come
When we become one
For always and forever
You will be my only one


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