Monday, August 10, 2009

Something from High School

OK, my favorite favorite favorite Pet Shop Boys song is the duet they did with Dusty Springfield, "What Have I Done to Deserve This" (if you want a treat, go and watch that video on YouTube; it always makes me feel good), but I have a bit of a soft spot for their remake of "Always on My Mind," hence the title of this poem... So yeah, here's a nostalgic poem.

Always on My Mind

Chorus after chorus, layers
of indistinguishable beats. I couldn’t tell

the Pet Shop Boys were gay
even when they played

love songs to each other.
I didn’t know gay people except

two math teachers with very short hair
but they weren’t for sure.