Don't Say a Word


sodden leaves

cake and tea

that’s all right with me




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