if you love me this they say
a debt you owe
that you must pay
for the lust we're sure to find
just a shade below the line

for the greed and for the fear
of anything that comes too near
to threatening the privilege
of first call on this sacrilege
love love you say
i love you so
can't live without you
you must know
now that should pinch
your little soul
and hold you in
a place we'll know
where to find you
when we see
we've slipped into our misery
that love is large
and love is grand
and takes in
nature god and man
sounds good in words and poetry
but where the hell
does it leave me