I’m crazy about a lovely sweet thing
    (she’s been with the same guy for years)
who, after promising me I was next,
    changed her mind and said I wasn’t.

As a very amateur magician
    I dream of practicing
the sawing-a-girl-in-two trick on her
    with my rusty old Stanley.

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© 2006 Warren Farr, revised 3/18
Reprinted from Poems by an Artist.