just call me Lola

by Maria Francesca

I won't pretend
I'm on your side
as opposed to my own.

There will be no exhibition
of my Sunday manners;

Strings are most definitely attatched,
and there are pages -
no, there are chapters -
of fine print

but the title reads like this:

I want you.

I'm through playing nice -
no more blushing
or beating around whatever.

There will be no withholding here;
I want the sweet parts
and the wicked parts
and the parts you so industriously work to conceal;

I make the rules here
and withholding is definitely not allowed.

So just be a good boy
and resign yourself -

because I'm on my side
and my side always wins;

It's in the rules.


Author's Note: stole a line here from 'Whatever Lola Wants': "recline yourself, 'resign yourself' you're through."

Posted on 09/16/2007
Copyright © 2021 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Tony Whitaker on 09/16/07 at 09:06 AM

I think Ray Davies would be proud, although this one does not speak of that persuasion. The power of the honesty, though self-focused, builds to a crescendo. I would love to see this one a little longer holding the hammer ever higher before...

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