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Joanne the Jersey Girl

Tenderly tentative,
so cautious and careful.
We were so certain
we could tease but refrain.

We were smarter than that.
Amused by the chemistry,
we felt we could easily
resist the temptation.

Then, we brushed against
each other in the elevator.
Suddenly, certainly,
we knew we were doomed

An avalanche plunged
down the whole mountainside
and half way up the next,
Carrying us hungrily with it.

You couldn't have prevented
what happened there
with a pitchfork, a taser,
a fire hose, or even, a flame thrower.

So...Why, I ask,
Why, in God's Holy Name,
Are we now a continent apart
Living with other people?
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