Friday, 17 January 2014

Toujours L'Amour

Here in gay Paree
we are a friendly bunch;
we don’t think twice
of inviting one to lunch.
We like to entertain
as a matter of course
with social (or sexual)
We do not mind
if we hear that Jean Pierre
has installed his mistress
in his pied-a-terre.
Nor we are surprised
to learn that the president
has a spare in tow, as well
as the one who is resident.
We can make love anywhere,
in a bed or even a vestibule,
but we cannot bear
to be held up to ridicule.
Can you imagine Cyrano
- he with a large hooter-
going to meet Roxane
in a three-wheeler scooter?
© Luigi Pagano 2013

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