R. S. V. P.

RSVP

R.S.V. P.

For No One in Particular

I am requesting
The favour of a reply.
From you.
And of course, you may
Accept with pleasure
Or
Decline with regret.
The choice is yours because
I can’t really tell you what to do.
I never could, after all.
If I did, you wouldn’t like it,
And that would be the end
Of a beautiful friendship.
I’m trying to round up the usual suspects,
But if you can’t or won’t come
We’ll always have Paris
And a few other cities I can think of,
In alphabetical order they are:
Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Bogotá, Buenos Aires,
Charleston (South Carolina), Denver, Hong Kong, Istanbul,
Johannesburg, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Montréal,
Moscow, Mumbai, New York City,Paris, Portland (Oregon),
Reykjavik, Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo,
Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai,Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto,
And Washington, D.C.
We’ve been a lot of places
And had a lot of laughs
Yes, didn’t we have a blast?
Didn’t we have fun?
And while I’m asking questions,
Are we still a pair?
By your refusal to respond (if you please)
I see this party’s over and
It’s time to call it a day,
Time to stop quoting from
Popular songs and movies. So,
So long, kid. It was real and
It was fun, but here at the end
It wasn’t real fun.
H here’s lookin’ at you,
Which I would do
Were you here,
But you aren’t.
To use a little more French
The language of love,
C’est bien dommage.
N’est ce pas?
It’s too bad,
Isn’t it?
Isn’t it just?

 

 

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