When we first met, I only wanted love
and did not care how it was spelled.
I let you bring your runners into bed,
for better traction,
I kissed you while your hard eyes
glittered in the moonlight.
Then we'd make love, and light our
cigarettes with just
As I found out,
exactly why it's called
I knew that we were equals;
because we had a chessclock by the bed.
And when you asked to have my children:
I said yes: because my ex-wife
sure doesn't want them.
But then you left:
And all because I said I'd like to
if I could bring a date.
© Elas Giordano 1995