One day the sea’s heart may stop beating,
For reasons awesome, the world may go cold,
Springs and summers may not be meeting,
And Earth may dwarf and grow finally old.
The wind, tired of blowin’, may at last cease,
Birds lose their wings, butterflies and bees,
The greenery of leaves may fade and rust,
And all living things may turn to dust.
But my love, dear Susan, will forever grow,
Past all the limits Man and Time may know,
Past the failing heart of sea and wind,
Past creatures’ life when it comes to an end,
A promise of eternal love I here pledge thee,
On our second wedding anniversary.
A Sonnet dedicated to Susan on our 2nd wedding anniversary