She wore high heels for das kino

And clanked all the way home

With a dash and a flourish

And an awkward brash girlishness

Down the dark alley where nobody goes

Imagine Fredick sitting naked as a horse-o

His arms wrapped protectively round his torso

Dying to be free.

Mummy in the bathtub scratching likea jumbo

Looked at me

And herface screamed the door shut.

While others plunge into the deep inferno

I have held back—

My face as red as a tomato.

This is your world Mary

It makes me want to frolic

As the steam flies

And the empire dies

I panic

While new men in overalls warble & lump