| Forgive me for not making our appointment
- a justifiable absence --
No. No. I don't have a cough. I don't need
a special tea prepared of mallow
like the lukewarm, sugared kind
that always got lost when I was a child.
I'm not cold or hot, either:
I'm used to almost anything;
nor is it a matter of beads or dresses:
when there is love Love -- we lack nothing.
It's been a while since I've started being late
Who could it occur to, to spend these hours
or go around with an adolescent heart
Could it be the little hands of the clock
Of course not: My pen and a lovely