22 May 2009

I’m Really Very Fond -- Alice Walker

[1944–current, American]

I’m really very fond of you,
he said.

I don’t like fond.
It sounds like something
you would tell a dog.

Give me love,
or nothing.

Throw your fond in a pond,
I said.

But what I felt for him
was also warm, frisky,
and could swim away

if forced to do so.

Source: Walker, A 1986, Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, Mariner Books.

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