Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"The 'I’m Not Jealous and I Don’t Care' Game" by Dione M. Surdez (November 2007)

Doris at Grandma Flodins (1925)


The I’m Not Jealous and I Don’t Care Game

Ted taunts
Doris flaunts
Songs of other lovers sing back and forth

Ted axes
Doris waxes
Her red top gumdrop came calling again

Ted whispers
Doris wanes
She would rather not hear about lurking hens

Ted discerns
Doris confirms
Loving is mutual even from so far away

Ted portends
Doris amends
Wedding bells may ring yet the sensation is sooner faint



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