SAY my love is easy had,
Say I’m bitten raw with pride,
Say I am too often sad,––
Still behold me at your side.
Say I’m neither brave nor young,
Say I woo and coddle care,
Say the devil touched my tongue,––
Still you have my heart to wear.
But say my verses do not scan,
And I get me another man!
From Enough Rope (Boni & Liveright, 1926) by Dorothy Parker. This poem is in the public domain.