"Nonetheless... I might still answer if you call / Or dance if you walk by my house... after all"
Dancing Naked in a Haunted House
I found this couplet scribbled down somewhere And can readily see why I tossed it Aside but regret I never lost it Completely as I snatch it from the air This Santa Ana windy Sunday night Perhaps a closer look might shed some light:
"Most loyal lover most fanatic foe I will follow you wherever you go"
...Unless I suddenly lose interest And turn inward which would probably be Among the possibilities the best Although anyone can telephone me And many do as you are welcome to
While some walk by my haunted house to see Some proof of my existence just to know If there is really such a thing as Lance I am clearly visible through the lace Of the curtain and am rather certain If they are lucky they might see me dance Naked with a cryptic smile on my face
A lover to none yet courtly to all And quite completely contradictory White sheep of a very dark family A harmless eccentric gentle and small I only care about my poetry
But yes: I am a most fanatic foe Having been raised that way what can I say I tried the lover thing but I got burned A foe is much more loyal I have learned But no: any talk of "lover" and "foe" Is moot now (if you knew me you would know) I will turn inward and let it all go
Nonetheless... I might still answer if you call Or dance if you walk by my house... after all