Will you …?: gamomania (mania for making odd marriage proposals)
Okay, I asked a tree to wed—
But it said no (no room in bed).
And so I moved on to a duck—
But she said no (such rotten luck).
So why not wed a favorite book?
But Moby gave me not a look.
“So I’ll wed Juliet!” I cried.
(I had not heard that she had died.)
So then I tried a kangaroo—
But she cried, “What is wrong with you?”
And punched me—hard—right in the face,
And I fell down and stayed in place.
When I woke up (somewhere near dawn),
I found my mania was gone.
I asked a woman. She said, “No.”
And so I tried a buffalo.