He’s fifteen smiles and laughter;
a lighthouse to the seas.
A flicker of hope after,
a storm swept through the trees.
He tells jokes on August afternoons;
eating burgers on some far off lawn.
The Sunday quiet in our rooms,
asleep till way past dawn.
He’s two shy hands strong and true;
and two blue eyes to see.
He’s sunlight beaming through and though –
this sungod who loves me.
Charl Landsberg is a South African poet, musician, and artist whose work often focuses on issues of social justice, queer justice, etc. while also focusing on a lot of mythological and fantasy elements.