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The Gemini Sonnets #1
By Son of Sonnet
What form do spirits take outside the mind?
You bear yourself in such a subtle way,
but you and I are in one heart entwined.
To know you is the purpose of my day.
Don’t keep yourself a secret frommy eye,
but choose a picture that would you define.
Are you a creature, hiding his reply?
Or woman, seeking meaning in your sign?
Two pillars hold the roof aloft in twain,
but are they twins? Who says that they are kin?
All partners know each other for their gain;
Reveal what lies behind your subtle grin.
In order to depict the light, to grow,
one must be mindful of where shadows go.