new chapter 

in a dream i met the devil
he had a huge, wide chest
filled with drawers

as i opened them
one by one
all my secrets came slipping out
one by one
and i said
o mister devil
i am so terribly sorry
for my mess!

 the ideal man

red leather boots
striped, oversized suit
cornflower handkerchief
porcelain eye [reason unspecified]
masters the silvery trumpet
catches the " early morning train "
thinks fondly of his mother
enjoys dusty velvet curtains, pain au chocolat
and pink carnations [his favourite flower]
carries a deck of 52 french playing cards
and usually some american tobacco
prefers dark liquor to clear, such as
canadian whisky, bourbon, etc.