“I’m writing titles with two tentacles.”
“Last time I checked, songs were not octopi.”
“Scoff if you like, I’m speaking not of squid
but stretchability; I’m on the prowl
for lyrics looking back and looking forward
so any evening when you sing the tunes
all time is yours, known, captured: In the Still
of the Night and Day; The Way You Look Tonight
Won’t Be Just Any Night; Kind of Blue Moon.
The Café Carlyle’s windows would look out
on scenes from childhood, and on heads of grey!”
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