For Marjory

Oh how to you feel about Schoenberg?

Please tell me in ten words or less.

I'll need your opinion in writing

Before this affair can progress.

And how do you feel about Webern,

And Carter and Ives and Varèse?

Would you tolerate Boulez and Babbitt

No matter what anyone says?

Because if we move in together,

You're going to hear them a lot,

And the last seven women I lived with

Ran out of the house like a shot.

They took all the money and children.

They transferred the cable connection.

They took all the furniture, china, and books,

And left me my record collection.

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