And as for you, my dear,
you who have caught my eye just recently:
avoid entrapment; when you're asked, say "no";
make sure you lock me out
and leave me shivering on your doorstep
all night long, when there's a heavy frost.
That's the way to keep my love alive and kicking;
that's the nourishment my spirit craves.
A cozy, plump, too-compliant love simply turns my stomach
like too much cake; let love be lean and hungry!