She checks me out, with smoker's stains On crooked teeth and looks about Ten years less old than me, which makes Her forty-nine. I thought that old, When I was seventeen, just been With two sweet girls, about my age, Insanely jazzed to learn that thing Which makes us so ridiculous.
A fool can keep his wits about. An old one learning not to fret, Has lost enough to be sincere, Steps often where he needs to be, With less reluctant feet. My need For naked words remains obscene.