Decidedly Dave

 Decidedly Dave knows who he is:

he chose his nickname all by himself;

he’s answered to it since he was twelve.

He won the adjective in a quiz,

 

he jokes. Decidedly Dave knows where

he’s at: in his skin [sole occupant,

one careful owner]; that’s where he wants

to stay, true, does our dear D. D.; dare

 

say he’ll manage to, too: two or three

times Decidedly Dave’s turned down bribes

to drop the moniker. He ascribes

his staunch resolve in wanting to be

 

so decidedly Decidedly

Dave as springing from joy inherent

the first time he misheard his parents,

drunk, enthusing about Bo Diddley.

◄ THE VIEW FROM THE COPPICE

Little Kayano ►

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