I.

We were very weary, and not very wary—

We'd been harassed all night by a cop named Larry.

The streets were dark and dank; we felt unstable—

We began stumbling home to watch roller derby on cable.

"Fairies," I ranted. "How I abhor that label."

You chortled, "Yes, it's awful, acting out a fable."

II.

We were very weary, and not very wary—

We'd been harassed all night by a cop named Larry.

And you drank espresso, and I drank bubble tea,

After chatting with the barista, albeit grudgingly—

I queried, "Will you always cherish me?"

With rolled eyes and a smile, you whispered, "Devoutly."

III.

We were very weary, and not very wary,

We'd been harassed all night by a cop named Larry.

Then some guy asked us for the bus fare to New Orleans;

I said, "What the hell, might as well give beyond our means."

He gushed, "Thank you! What a generous pair of queens!"

But you told him, "Don't thank us. Thank the grenadines."