Sunday, September 7, 2014

I can't escape camp too soon




  I've been squinting so long
  through a lanyarded bong my 
  brows have woven a ligature

  while under this sway I can
  hear myself say, the plight
  shares another's signature:



  When betwixt Nell Gwyn
  And Anne Boleyn
  I was forced to make my choice,
  I became so confused
  I was even amused
  And abused by Peggy Joyce ..

  



















Cole Porter
Out of this World
1950
They Couldn't
  Compare to You

Selected Lyrics
Robert Kimball
  editor
American Poets Project
The Library of America
op. cit.