Should I draw a diagram

To illustrate to him exactly who I am?

Plot each line and every curve;

Describe the function of every nerve,

So that he may grasp at last

my true intention?


Should I make a model of

A shapeless form and call it True Love?

Fix a firm and faraway gaze;

Take my bow and collect my praise,

While he marvels

at my invention?


Should I take a photograph

Of my face when I cry or laugh?

Record the movements of my thoughts,

As I devise my clever plots,

And ultimately disguise

my true intention?



Fall 1979

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