Notes to my Neighbor

From the Poetry Collection Enigma Part II

Enigma is a poetry collection and should be read in the following order: Acrostics, Notes to My Neighbor, Ciphers I, Ciphers II, Ciphers III.

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Notes to my Neighbor, Dawn

1.
Give me a lethal dose
Too much heart, much too close
Your kiss steals soul away
Gentle to that good-day*
Give me a lethal dose
Too much heart, much too close.

2.
It’s a slow dance with you
A very careful thing
Honesty to be true
It’s a long song to sing

It’s a slow dance with you
Not just a one night fling
Heart and soul must be true
It’s a long song to sing

It’s a slow dance with you
It’s not an easy thing
I keep waiting for you
It’s a hard song to sing.*

3.
You think you know my type
That’s just a load of hype
You’re talking through your hat
Won’t touch a chick that’s fat
I like my women slender
Tight, juicy, and tender
Wild, fun, but innocent
Or seeming innocent
I want vital portions
Perfect in proportions
She should be so tasty
An expensive pastry
That’s better than the rest
Better than all the best
Like you, but not a pest
With slightly larger breasts.

4.
I don’t need some sharp perfect line
To make me cool or right on time
Neither sculpted sideburns nor beard
Or that dumb hat that says, “No Fear!”
I don’t need brand name rebellion
No thoughts from whosever selling.

5.
I like to believe that what you think of me
Has no meaning or an emotional fee
But when I’m close to you and we are speaking
I am fearful that my breath could be reeking.

6.
I’d like to say a bullshit line or two
Something super-cool that is right on cue
Perhaps something deep and introspective
Stated in a stunning thought’s perspective
Then I’ll make a pass and use my best move
But what will I say and what will I do?


*In reference to Do not go gentle into that good-night by Jon Donne

*Inspired by the Atlantic Rythmn Section So into you. 1976 (See Video)