Article: 288766 of talk.bizarre
From: paul egli <>
Newsgroups: talk.bizarre
Subject: kept man
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 1996 21:41:27 -0800
Organization: climbing the waterfall
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paint a pretty picture, boy, and sing a lovely verse
old like me, someday
hands like mine, veined and trembling

laugh a flight of starlings, child

empty days, curled up in the sunlight like cats
shake off the dust by afternoon, read until evening
wine with dinner, red wine

i've been a plaything for so long
i've become the stale air
your candide eyes look but can't believe
my pangloss heart earned its noose
the furniture wears on

you shine a rainbow, i watch your bubble fall