Some half-hearted episode

Of fledgling romance,

Of fatalistic bravado

And we are surely done for:

Sincerity counts for nothing

Unless you seem sincere.

You really make me a little insane

When I see you holding hands with a man I do not know

And he cracks a joke

And you laugh

And throw your head back

I have seen you with him

And he does not look cultured

And he does not look intelligent

You'd make a perfect couple.

I am so sorry

Because I have bled so much

And cried so much

And two months of stupidity

Changed it all forever:

Remind me never to trust my own judgement again.