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The Fates (Oswald Spengler)


One side of her was pretty

One side rotting away

I said, "Can I buy you dinner?"

She said, "I already paid."

She lifted up her dress

She said, "Look here at my thigh,

are you a man or a boy who wants to try?"

Oswald Spengler said it

long before the world was made.

"The Fates guide he who will

and he who won’t, they drag."

I said, "You must be kiddding."

As the moon began to glow

She said, "Now look here Sunny

you’re the one who ought to know.

The difference between one thing

and another isn’t there.

So dance with me the dance

of the almighty anywhere."

Oswald Spengler said it,

I don’t recall the page.

"The Fates guide he who will

and he who won’t, they drag."

I stepped into the sunshine

and I fell upon my face

I fell into a crack and started looking

for some grace

She held me in her arms

She said, "This is not so bad.

This is just the worst of all

the best you ever had."

Oswald Spengler said it

long before the world was made.

"The Fates guide he who will

and he who won’t, they drag."

Peter White © 2002, All Rights Reserved.