26 February 2012

But Never That


Meatloaf’s lambent view
supposes you’d believe
he’d do most anything
for love

Altho’ a mite restrained
of lyric cues disdaining
lies or false recall –
or subtlety

No affectation claims
to be disgrace indeed
appeased at least –
for love

A calumny of lies ├ęclat
surmises with intense
surprise he’d be;
but never that
© 14 September 2011, I. D. Carswell