J. Patrick Lewis : Deflated Couplets

Jenny kissed me when we met
Drooling like a bachelorette.
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The woods decay, the woods decay and fall.
Repeat myself?  Re-up my Seconal.
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It’s no go the merrygoround, it’s no go the rickshaw,      
All I want is a pit bull and suspension of the leash law.           
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Do you remember an inn, Miranda?
Your iPhone app?  Try MEMORANDA.
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To see the world in a grain of sand
Means you’re in never-never land.
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A sweet disorder in the dress
Is evidence that she said yes.
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Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Turn on the gas, I’m out of methadone.


J. Patrick Lewis