Sonnet 45

(For Vulfpeck’s Cory Wong)

the lyrics go something like yeah, yeah, yeah

while the drum goes chitch underwater cunk cunk

and the singer goes yeah babe yeah yeah yeah

then electric guitar wangs wah wah funk

and you’re holding me close so close so close

‘til the chorus goes ew wah ew wah ew

and I can’t hear the words: yeah yeah at most

‘cause you’re kissing me and I’m kissing you

when the tempo picks up we won’t slow down

when the rhythm gets funky we’ll do the same

we’ll join in for verses sung wrong and loud

and scream ‘til the world thinks we’re insane

that stupid refrain again and again

yeah yeah yeah please play us that song again


Stereo Story #518

Sonnet 45 was originally published in Bolder Weekly and is now part of Drew’s book Infinity Standing Up.

Drew Pisarra is the author of Publick Spanking, a collection of short stories published by Future Tense, and Infinity Standing Up, a collection of queer sonnets published by Capturing Fire. He is also one half of Saint Flashlight, an ongoing literary activation project with Molly Gross that finds inventive ways to get poetry into public spaces. You can buy Drew's book Infinity Standing Up on Amazon. Drew tweets at @mistermysterio