you (2015)
nexus (2016)

sonnet v: mark two point a billion (2015)

Cloak loosely knit, leaves safeguard Summer's solace
sharply angled sun's warmth rendered frail
Laid to bare, her Eden stripped and cheerless
Harsh mirror reflects cracks beneath the veil
Stiff from chilled air hands craft ersatz beauty
awkward schemes to echo artless youth

In wintertime her grace is draped in duty
Allure on ice, charm banked low in half-truth
(betimes ablaze thanks to gin and vermouth)

Through long dark nights her restless mind composes
vernal gardens flowering in romance
While winter-weary silver form reposes
Subconscious spark ignites a fervid dance

Though woman's bloom in softness fades away,
her Eden blooms in richness from decay