(04/10/1978 / Berrien Springs)

Said The Night To Me In Her Thoughts

I love you, said the night to me in her thoughts,
But I have another man over,
Who I love better than you, for the moment-
He’s been working out at the gym,
And his brawny biceps have bicycle tattoos,
So I really have to have him in me right now-
But you, I don’t know.... Maybe later....
We’ll see, but him now, you understand?
He is not afraid of the sun,
And his smile is quite brash, like a knight on the lam-
He may have another woman, and isn’t that exciting?
I can send him out while I am sleeping
Deep inside the blankets of sea,
And he’ll steal little things for me:
The breath of the living, the clovers of green:
He doesn’t read text books, or swim in the stream,
But he doesn’t have to, not right now, you understand?
He’s got mighty big calves for working in ditches,
And rippled abs which get all the witches-
So he doesn’t have to, not right now, you understand?
Now give me a kiss and let go of my hand,
And maybe tomorrow I’ll be bored of my man,
And call to you from by tower so cleverly gaunt,
Then ask you if you want to be the new fireman
To stoke my hot spot,
But for the foreseeable now, I’m pleasantly his:
Because he’s so big, he’s the king of show biz,
And I think he’d have no problem selling used cars,
Or picking up ladies half drunk in bars:
So he doesn’t have to know me a stitch-
Not right now, you understand?
Now give me a kiss and let go of my hand....

by Robert Rorabeck

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