September 25, 2022

Sonnet (Subtext) IV

by Jordi Alonso

After William Shakespeare 

 

Stop masturbating, Henry, long enough
To get yourself a girlfriend, or a wife.
You’re way too handsome to just waste your—stuff.
Stop masturbating, Henry, get a life!
Like one who borrows, paying nothing back
You’ll spend your days sore and alone—you need
To start a family. You’ll have no lack
Of memories with them. If you spread your seed
In places where the lovely sun don’t shine
There’ll be no little Henries or Henriettes
For me to pamper and for you to whine
About. You see, if you don’t pay your debt
      You’ll die alone and yes, your pretty face
      Will disappear without a fucking trace.