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First Time Out

(nervously)

P-pass the salt and
p-p-pepper.
This chicken marinara
needs some spice.
How are you doing
with those chopsticks?
Howís your shrimp
and howís your rice?

S-s-sorry if I seem
in a hurry.
S-so sorry if I talk
so fast.
N-n-n-no need
to really worry.
Itís just how I am.
Itís how I act.

Y-your hair is very
n-n-nice
this evening.
I like how
youíve tied it back.
I like the way
you smile at me.
It seems to forgive
my lack of tact.

P-please forgive my
stu-tu-tutter.
It grows when
Iím excited.
You seem not to
mind at all.
In fact now,
you seem delighted.

S-so happy to
g-g-get to see you.
Been so long
since I saw you last.
After dinner
could we
see a movie.
Hope Iím not moving
m-m-much too fast.

I love how you
l-l-laugh at me,
How you both
avert your eyes and stare.
The way you
overp-p-power me
I must admitís
a bit unfair.

L-look here Iíve
t-t-talked
all through dinner.
Youíve finished yours.
Iíve not touched mine.
Maybe now
youíd like desert,
maybe even
a little w-w-wine.

I always liked
the way you
h-hold your hands.
What? You say you like
my t-t-tie?
Do you think I
could hold your hand?
If you say y-yes
I think Iíll die.

N-now heís brought the
ch-ch-check.
No problem.
Iíll cover it this time.
G-guess weíre off
to our next event.
You know I really
l-l-love
this...place.
Letís come back
another time.

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(C) 7/24/94 Tom Brinck


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