The after-me

Well, yes, I guess it’s right that there should be

someone who’s always there to dry your tears

and help you while away the after-me –

which after all could well be 20 years.


And yes, I guess it really would be better

if he is all in all a decent bloke

kind clever funny tall (a good six footer),

left wing, quite fit – of course he shouldn’t smoke.


And yes, I most reluctantly concede

that you should love him, if his role’s to be

your movie’s final reel’s male lead.

But oh my love, don’t love him more than me.