Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Astra, Bill, & Stella (IV of XII)

-The highest of low art , the lowest of high art-


a Jimmy O’Fool Production:

Astra, Bill, & Stella in “Roy's Barbershop Quartet : A Small-Town Love Quadrangle”

A Sonnet Cycle

Astra loves Bill...
Bill loves Stella...
Stella loves Astra...
and Roy...
Who knows what he’s up to?


Back when she was a girl and first met him,
there was no one else in her world but Bill.
But right from the start, he'd always been dim.
She'd try, and try - his reaction was nil.
It really did seem he just didn't care.
But whatever else could she do for this man?
She worked out, lost weight, changed clothes and her hair.
Bought nice new heels, and then got a nice tan.
Nothing worked, nothing at all! Like today,
she tried to shake him a bit, make him mad,
and all that she’d said, he brushed it away.
Then all that happened was her getting sad.
I see her sometimes and think "What's the use?
In loving a man who’s so damn obtuse?!"

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