The italicized words in this piece are quotations attributed to Marilyn Monroe.
I have begun to wonder if it was
only a dream or did it really happen?
My date with Marilyn Monroe!
When I met her at the door
she took my breath away.
I said: “You look fantastic tonight!”
Responding with a pout:
“The body is meant to be seen,
not all covered up.”
I certainly liked the way she
composed her thinking.
I told her I enjoy her talent!
“A career is wonderful, but
you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.”
It was definitely cold outside.
“You act so well, I love your pictures.”
She snuggled up on my couch:
“Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry,
especially when one is tired,
hurt and bewildered.”
“My gosh,” I thought to myself, “here I am to help!”
She traced a finger around my ear saying:
“I’m very definitely a woman,
and I enjoy it.”
There are those moments
when the nexus of love and passion
converge to a single point,
expanding in a supernova
to flame away all reason.
Reason took a long vacation.
She blew me a kiss:
“Sex is part of nature,
I go along with nature.”
This is where the dream gets tricky,
as in reality, some things are best left
Just before the date ended,
she turned to me and said:
“It’s all make believe, isn’t it?”
I pondered the question for a moment saying:
“I suppose, but dreams can come true.”
Marilyn smiled that famous
drowsy smile, walking out of my dream
into wakefulness I heard her say:
“I wanna be loved by you,
just you, nobody else but you.
I wanna be loved by you alo-o-one.
Boop boop e doo.”
I’m spending a lot more time
perfecting sleeping and dreaming.
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