Please be Annie Lennox
to my Dave Stewart.
Let me caress your romantic alto,
practice metered petting
in the church of rhythm and blues,
limbs catching tangled diminished 5ths
and clustered whole notes
in cymbal splashing climax.
Let me arrange your sweet dreams
with congas and carillons
filling echoes around
your ballsy voice
with violins and bassoons
so children playing future iPods
will celebrate that music is collaboration
and love is music.