Nine divided by foreplay

5:45 a.m. the clock radio kicks on
oldies station; B.J. Thomas is hooked
on a feeling – as am I – yet she barely
stirs, but to whack the snooze bar

at 5:54 as Van Morrison coos about his
brown eyed girl, I hold my blue-eyed
version, beginning to hip-bump to the beat,
she again smacks ‘snooze’ nodding her
head in something resembling rhythm

6:03 a.m. Fleetwood Mac jarringly
proclaims, ‘you make lovin’ fun’
and I am trying to, as she remains
face down in her pillow, left hand
aimlessly groping for the elusive
snooze bar as I sing-hum along
in a key that will unlock nothing

by 6:12 The Beetles are in high form
at falsetto crescendo, mid chorus

she’s got a ticket to ride,
but she don’t care…

forgoing snooze she cranks Paul
way up, turns my way with
cocked eyebrow

Mmm..maybe she does care.

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One thought on “Nine divided by foreplay

  1. Dale January 5, 2010 / 9:20 pm

    Try a rap music station. You’ll get to 1st base on the first verse.

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