“A LOVE LETTER FROM MABEL!” a poem September 4, 2019 (Wednesday)
I am in love with Calvin Mucho; he makes me FEEL ALL RIGHT!
I-also like to debate! with Calvin, for with-him I love to fight!
I think I’ll marry-me Calvin Mucho; I need him in my bed,
“To hold me late at night,” I say. “I need SAFETY!” is-also what I’ve said.
I THINK HE’S PRETTY GOOD FOR ME; we seem to fit quite well!
I’ll die some day – with CALVIN MUCHO! and we-will fly into H – L L,
Into that “CIRCLE” where illicit lovers are trapped forevermore;**
Of course we might also FLY TO HEAVEN; I’ll hold him close! We’ll SOAR,
TOGETHER! me-and-Calvin Mucho! ROMANCE IS QUITE THE THING!
I AM – “a roman-tic!” I like THAT notion, and-the-best-and-worst-he-can-bring,
Out-of ME! I’m (so) happy with Calvin – and also very sad!
Calvin Mucho! for-our-kids, he’ll be a real, good dad!
Well, I guess that about “covers it,” except just this:
CALVIN IS MY MAKE-BELIEVE LOVER, but in dreams I LOVE to kiss,
Him on the lips – and tell him I LOVE HIM, and (I mean) WHAT CAN I DO?
I’ll invent me something with A SCREEN, something quite brand new,
Where I can talk with someone ON THE PHONE! and! see their body and head,
And NEVER need to leave my room – or get out of my bed!
I’ll call EVERYONE! named Calvin Mucho, until I get (you -know!) THE ONE,
Who looks the most just like my dream-man, and we’ll have us lots of fun!
But! I’ll never leave my room, I think – ’cause I’m TRAPPED “in a funky cell!”
I wonder – Have you guessed my name? I AM-called
Just-plain MA BELL!*
- – She LOVES being with CALVIN (“Cal!”) – She thinks about him and even calls out his name: “CAL(L) MUCH – Oh! Cal Much! Call Much! I LOVE you! More! More!
Girls are forever calling out his name, The Boy of Their Dreams – on those long, lonely nights! when all SHE can do is imagine – being with her boy, her man CAL!
** – The 2nd Circle of Hell, according to the author Dante, is where those lovers “just blown away with love for one another” get to fly around, hugging and kissing, like Francesca Da Rimini and her lover boy Paolo! Isn’t it nice to know NOW – that, actually, such lovers can fly around there for a bit and then just fly off to Heaven, to have “a bite” or something, before going on an extended Honeymoon to Bermuda! Ain’t life grand!? Ain’t LOVE wonderful? <3