Predecessors’ Line.

You could have saved us both the time,

and been up front about your true drive,

you could’ve declared a desire to victimize,

and to end up looking just like every other guy;


you should have foretold of your motivation,

or took better hold of my true declarations,

if I’d known the face of such complications,

or if I had better taste in the male persuasion;


things could’ve gone much more cordially,

if I hadn’t been birdied by your poetry,

you could’ve just stood with those who precede,

because now that’s where you stand with me.