Love under the Republicans (Or Democrats)


Ogden Nash



Come live with me and be my love

And we will all the pleasures prove

Of a marriage conducted with economy

In the Twentieth Century Anno Donomy.

We値l live in a dear little walk-up flat

With practically room to swing a cat

And a potted cactus to give it hauteur

And a bathtub equipped with dark brown water.

We値l eat, without undue discouragement,

Foods low in cost but high in nouragement

And quaff with pleasure, while chatting wittily,

The peculiar wine of Little Italy.

We値l remind each other it痴 smart to be thrifty

And buy our clothes for something-fifty.

We値l bus for miles on holidays

For seas at depressing matinees,

And every Sunday we値l have a lark

And take a walk in Central Park.

And one of these days not too remote

You値l probably up and cut my throat.



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