The Autumn of 1978

It was a zephyr of a semester

20 credits, all arrogant A

In my band I fancied me Jagger

All my emanations  on display


I was the faggot furious

Macho, blithe, seething pretty

Calculating and Injurious

But the heart harkened to the friendly


I ran, I raced, I rushed the border

Of propriety — and pierced demure hemline

The blushing rose given no quarter

And So I lay sated and supine


My master and mistress were music

Melodic lifesavers of Love

You took it like a lozenge

And all the World a Dove

Copyright, David Gottfried, 2012


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