''If I Were Straight as an Arrow, or Gay''

If I were straight as an arrow, or gay
as a songbird; then I'd consume the time,
exhaust “carpe diem,”—and thus seize the day!
For life's too short; and youth's brief paradigm,
like the spring season, is much more fleeting
than young love (a fact that's best left unknown).
So, you see that I'm not above cheating
fate: growing old and wise is overblown.
Just as wisdom is wasted on the old,
so is love and youth wasted on the young
(as they say): so, if being gray is like gold
in one's twilight years, then my cock's well-hung!
For what more is there to say? Life's too hard
and short: so make much of its brief reward.

Sonnet by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2020-07-04 at 00:53

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