More About Influences…

I wrote this some time ago, and knew that I had got the idea (He said, She said) from somewhere; but I didn’t know from where…

He said Let’s do it in the park

We always do it in the dark

When I can hardly see

          She said O yes, that sounds a lark

          To do it in the public park

          Where everyone can see

He said No absolutely not

I meant we’d find a hidden spot

Behind a bush or tree

          She said But if we find that spot

          And take off everything we’ve got

          And someone comes to pee?

He said I didn’t think that you’d

Object to doing something rude

You’re always so broad-minded, free

          She said You know I’m not a prude

          But, goodness, to be in the nude

          Upon my hands and knees!

He got his way in the end of course

Behind a bush of prickly gorse.

No-one came to look, or pee;

But they were caught on CCTV.

                       ...and then I came across this

may i feel said he
(i’ll squeal said she
just once said he)
it’s fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she

(let’s go said he
not too far said she
what’s too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you’re willing said he
(but you’re killing said she

but it’s life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don’t stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome?said he
ummm said she)
you’re divine!said he
(you are Mine said she)

It is by e e cummings and is called ‘may i feel said he’. Unconscious influence, perhaps.