Motions (Sonnet XXIV)

It's been many decades since our first dance
Without you, the music doesn’t move me
We met, by chance, from a single glance
If only, a composition for loss was the key

Setting me free. Maybe. If loss I could foresee 
Dwelling on bygones, the fetal position forms
On knees. For your love, one more day, I plea
Loss comes in swarms of grief-stricken storms

Jazz, blues, R&B. Even country; grief deforms
All my crayons are gray since you’ve gone away
The past, on replay, in every room. My new norm
I miss you so ... more words would not help to say

You are in my bones. I feel your weight although I’m alone
Dragging me into auto-pilot navigation - an unmanned drone

This is a 14-line Spenserian sonnet developed by Edmund Spenser in his Amoretti. It varies from the English form by interlocking the three quatrains (ABAB BCBC CDCD EE).

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