This is your world Mary
It makes me want to frolic
As the steam flies
And the empire dies
While new men in overalls warble & lump
She wore high heels for das kino
And clanked all the way home
With a dash and a flourish
And an awkward brash girlishness
Down the dark alley where nobody goes
Imagine Fredick sitting naked as a horse-
His arms wrapped protectively round his torso
Dying to be free.
Mummy in the bathtub scratching likea jumbo
Looked at me
And herface screamed the door shut.
While others plunge into the deep inferno
I have held back—
My face as red as a tomato.