Don’t Need Her Help
After Michael Drayton, Idea 61
You hate my art! You tear it all apart.
Go away, we’re through, just let me be.
You’ve always been a challenge to my heart,
a sneaky and snide nemesis for me.
Buzz off and stay away, sing to crows.
Do ignore me if we meet again.
And please! No sorry reconciling pose,
for I would never bother to explain
how your fecklessness has soured the breath
I use to form in verse what might reprise
the love conceits you say are “done-to-death,”
countering your reckless and specious lies.
Candid Cupid knows that we are over
and helps this muse-free sonneteer recover.
Last edited by RCL; 10-13-2021 at 10:43 AM.
Reason: new couplet and title