Don't Say a Word

 

sodden leaves

cake and tea

that’s all right with me

 

bagatelle

carousels

that’s all very well

 

be deviant

a miscreant

but go on and surprise me

 

a resident alien:

i’m the julianne to your dennis

 

don’t say a word

unless the words you’ve got to say are:

“baby, i need you

i’ll never never let you go”

don’t say a word

if all you’ve got to say to me is:

“don’t look now”

 

you can say

what you like

in obscurity

 

“go ahead

speak your mind

you’re no threat to me”

 

i concurred

i changed the words

to make my life easy

 

never mind

it’s all right

no one thinks any less of me

 

i see your lips are moving

but the words coming out are not the ones i think about