CONTENTS | POETRY

 

be that as it may
the way you hold your pride to show its better side
I wish to say
just how I feel about a recommended night to
take you out on if on
points of consequence we chance to meet
- like captains searching for the flaws befalling fleets
they find are fit to fall in love with - and if
beauty (on your part of course)
divorces me from common sense
I couldn't parlay my defense
without affecting some pretense
of honor sought on circumstantial
evidence