Dandy's Troubled Nights

i.

You and Morpheus
Tunnel under my pillow
To pillage cold dreams


ii.

Tonight I shall choose
The bullet or the ballet?
Ennui crushes me

I seek your advice
The mirror mocks my question
Night waits patiently


iii.

They preen so gaily
In chic gowns and tuxedos
Fireflies telling lies

This was our game once
You in pearls, me in clover
Until love withered

The squall in my brain
The pistol in my pocket
Dance for rough comfort

The End

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