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.