Close To You (2015)

Close To You (2015)

Close To You (2015)

Written by Achilles Tenderloin

I don’t know if you’ve noticed,
I’m not the same man as I was,
when you met me, last May.
I’ve been minding my manners
and washing my hands
and changing my clothes, everyday.

May not seem like much–to a lady
so charming and sweetly perfumed.
Well, I don’t keep my shit groomed
for just anyone.
I want to get close to you.

I won’t play with my food,
or speak of it crudely;
just chew it up slowly
and keep my mouth closed.
I’ll quit picking my nose
in public.
I want to get close to you.

I’ll stop sucking my fingers
and smacking my lips;
won’t double-dip chips
in my beard, when they drip.
No more licking the whip
off your cupcakes–
I want to get close to you.

May not seem like much–to a lady
so charming and sweetly perfumed.
Well, I don’t keep my shit groomed
for just anyone.
I want to get close to you.

I don’t slick my hair back
or dye the gray black,
or hot wax my chest,
or get my blue jeans pressed.
I don’t dress to impress
for just anyone.
I want to get close to you.

I don’t censor my words,
or apologize first,
or try to make peace.
I seldom say please.
I don’t beg on my knees
for just anyone.
Please, let me get close to you.


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