The Things She Says
My business partnerís run away,
My teenage girlfriend says sheís gay.
She doesnít know. She isnít sure.
She wants more butter for her bread.
She says if she were happy poor
She would have been a nun instead.
My offshore assets have been seized.
She says sheís far too young to wed.
Her sainted motherís none too pleased.
My business partnerís turned up dead.
She doesnít know. She hasnít got
A clue. She says she loves me. Not.
(Previously published in 'Quadrant')