Things Between Themselves

- 1971-
...to have been things among things between themselves and all others who live...
...to travel widely beyond the seas...
...to arrive one half king, one half informer...
...to appear o how atrocious soever...

...to present all the disabilities...
...to demonstrate an investment in kin...
...to show an interest real or personal in this...
...to uncover such estates...

...to expose ourselves as foundlings, nursed, clad, and taught...
...to observe ourselves founded by experience...
...to perceive ourselves discovered where unfounded...
...to receive the legacy and the gift...

...to forsake reckoned heavy sorrow...
...to suffer the penalties and become...

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Just One of Those Things

As Dorothy Parker once said to her boyfriend,
"Fare thee well,"
As Columbus announced when he knew he was bounced,
"It was swell, Isabelle, swell,"
As Abelard said to Heloise,
"Don't forget to drop a line to me, please,"
As Juliet cried in her Romeo's ear,
"Romeo, why not face the fact, my dear?"

It was just one of those things,
Just one of those crazy flings,
One of those bells that now and then rings,
Just one of those things.
It was just one of those nights,
Just one of those fabulous flights,
A trip to the moon on gossamer wings,
Just one of those things.
If we'd though a bit
Of the end of it,
When we started painting the town,
We'd have been aware
That our love affair
Was too hot not to cool down.
So goodbye, dear, and amen.
Here's hoping we meet now and then,
It was great fun,
But it was just one of those things.