While it’s going for a song,
let’s play this dalliance.
It’ll knock wind from our sails.
That’s the hazard of entanglements.
Over the weekend I watched a movie about a song-writer. Many of the songs featured dreadful clichés. This prompted some fiddling of my own with clichés.
The poem’s title is thanks to an associative trigger courtesy of the illustrative photo. “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do…” was a song from my childhood.
Interestingly, one of the few words of dating advice that came from my father was, “One does not have to be the village bicycle.”
Associative triggers. They’re a funny, possibly Freudian, business.
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