DOGGEREL

By Scott Ardley

(Sing to me, oh Seuss, a song of persistence;
Of Keith's persistence, during the seige of Jackie.)

K:
I--you, me, maybe, go on date?

J:
Although you can't articulate,
Keith I think you're really great.
But NO I won't go on a date.

K:
Could you if we ride a cow?
They're really all the rage right now!

J:
Manhattan farmboy, you're divine
but NO I won't ride a bovine
With you--Although I think you're great,
I DON'T want to go on a date!

K:
I have a friend on Harvard Square--
He owns the llama restaurant there.
Would you, could you like a date
With llama souffle on your plate?

J:
I prefer Lux with my Veritas,
I DON'T like hairy llama sauce!
You keep mentioning quadrupeds:
Go lie on your four-poster bed
And beg THOSE legs for company.
You'll have better luck with them, than me!

K:
With some food, or with a book?
I know a lovely cook-book nook!

J:
I would not date you with a bagel
I wouldn't date you reading Hegel
If dating me's your sine qua non,
You'll not be having too much fun
Although I like you (very) much,
I'd rather die than date (as such.)

K:
You say you won't, but then again
From what I've read of Freud it's when
You say you don't you really DO!
I'm glad you're coming. Sunday at two?

J:
Alright! I'll try it! Just this once!
Who can stand such persistance?
Or that smile? I'll grant you're cute,
(Your buns look great in that grey suit.)
I don't intend to do no kissing!
Well maybe a peck: (smack!)
What have I been missing?

I'll nosh on llama sauce with you!
Who needs a car? This cow will do.
Hop on, Pardner, by my side
To Fire Island tonight we ride!
(And hip-hooray for changing tides!)

October 22, 1995


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