March 25, 2009

If You've Never Been Loved By A Poet

If you've never been loved by a poet,
you really ought to try it.
They love with an excessive tendency to beauty
and an obsessive attention to detail.

A poet will always remember
the exact shade of your eyes,
birthdays, anniversaries,
and the way your face looked in the moonlight,

and anyone who harbors that much passion
for a particular type of paper and pen
is probably pretty good in bed.

Best of all, when you are through
with being written about
and have started cruising Adult Literacy meetings,
you don't have to feel guilty -

she'll just switch to sadder poems,
and when that's done, why,
she might just put her head in the oven,
considerately leaving you with a good story to tell other women.

Yes, if you've never been loved by a poet,
you really ought to try it.

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