The Comedienne

Parenthetical Girls

Your words phonetically reversed
Dutch courage slowed as they were
Oh babe I know it hurts
Afraid there must be some mistake
His fingers felt your heart race
Now let me get this straight
The whole thing started as a joke
French letters and a trench coat
He thought I had the right to know

You weren't supposed to fall in love
With throw up on your shirt cuff
You never meant to hurt anyone
But it's only wrong if you get caught
A question mark come full stop
A pox upon this helpless heart