Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Caught in the Undertow


COLIN, worshipping some frail,
By self-deception sways her:
Calls himself unworthy male,
Hardly even fit to praise her.

But this tactic insincere
In the upshot greatly grieves him
When he finds the lovely dear
Quite implicitly believes him.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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