A Date With an Undertaker
He liked to bathe, dress,
do their make-up himself.
Always brought flowers.
Made them sleep in a coffin.
Insisted on no talk
or movement during sex.
Only their eyes could flutter open
at the end when he gave the signal-kiss.
One young wanting-to-impress girl
worked hard at “playing dead”
by trying to “spiritualize” her thoughts.
But an older one said she took a special pride
in doing absolutely nothing and that this
was the kind of thing that couldn’t be faked.