22 Mar 2017 – Sonnet

She takes a stand and states her case: contempt
for men. Believe her. Walk away. What hope
is there for you, young fool, that you’re exempt?
You fall outside her disappointments’ scope?
Young men don’t see the warning signs old men
read easily enough: Back Off!” “Don’t Touch!”
Experience expands a young fools’ ken,
deluded with great knightly quests and such.
You cannot change this, once the deal is struck.
The princess feeds her Dragon, she’s the bait
that serves him dinner: racks of armored schmuck,
who all believed that they could cheat their fate.
You what a challenge? Teach the world to love.
Give up on taming razor-taloned doves.