Sudden Spoon

Collaborative Close Readings

Sonnet #8

Unclothed we come into this world, possession-less, alone,

The odyssey to reach each goal acquaints us with new pain,

Each stumbling block, despite the odds, becomes a stepping stone,

And every loss, a predecessor to a greater gain.

Our meeting was revealed to me when I was but a child:

A revelation of a form, a loveliness, pristine,

Yet planted in my heart was that pure vision, undefiled,

Someday to manifest itself just as it was foreseen.

I found you when I lacked the wherewithal to make you mine,

Distressed, perplexed, I felt compelled to spell my love that June.

That summer’s love was but a glimpse into a world divine,

A harbinger of better days, of times more opportune.

We’ll meet again and then we must decide upon the hour

When we’ll allow our destinies to intertwine and flower.

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About Raymond Maxwell

Greensboro, NC. Navy mustanger (USS Hammerhead, SSN-663; USS Michigan, SSBN-727(B); USS Luce, DDG-38), US Foreign Service (Dept. of State). Florida A&M University (undergrad). University of London (SOAS)(MA). Catholic University of America (MSLIS).

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