PUT YOUR RED DRESS ON

PUT YOUR RED DRESS ON

She was wearing a noir velvet coat

Of a dubious nature

Passed on from its now vanished previous owner

The cold beauty of winter was dying

The girl with the coat was in the corner crying

Drawing her long cigarette to her swelling lips

In a kind of slow motion enunciation

Her demeanor was shouting out

What about emancipation!

She is a vision to be imagined

Wrestling with snow-white sheets

With sad music permanently on repeat

Wailing a song of love

About her lover not long since gone

Then she casts her coat aside

And shouts to the throng

I’m going to put my red dress on

LOOSE ENDS

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LOOSE ENDS

Loose ends need tidying up
Just as hair needs combing
That red dress you are wearing now
Tells more about your heart
Than all the whispered sighs
Of last night’s carnal huddle.
We both know love was mothballed long ago;
You stayed because it suited,
I choose to keep a friend not make a foe
So tell me, love, whose love you’re wearing
Now the wrinkles have unfurled?

Not mine I know