by Brian McCloskey
I do find it difficult to talk to her and I get embarrassed when she is near me. And I didn’t know I loved her till I’d dreamt of her. May all your dreams come true, the way mine have with you. How do you keep the one you love? How’d the little lady like the watch? Somebody get me that Jones. I pray that I may win her heart, and be forever with her. Nighties, nylons, beautiful dresses. Look on me and be merciful, for I am wretched and alone. I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. Or is it the black tights? It took me years to swallow all that glass. Parts of me are scattered all over the world. He’s sad because he’s in love. Don’t love me so much, please. I do everything I can to treat you like a rose. Bite the wax tadpole. You told me you loved me, you told me a lie. She has the eight ugliest dogs in the United States. Men are so seldom given flowers...particularly by a lady. This is as far as I go. We make garments that are standing on themselves. It’s not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late. Judith says that she always felt she had the quality of a muse. I’ve been thinking a lot about that sock. That’s all there is to love. You are the highest honour of your race. We are promiscuous women. I miss the voice that called my heart. Even when you really love someone you can’t make them love you back.