MARINA

 

I met Marina

One June a couple years ago

At a party on a porch

With a mosquito torch

Thrown by my friend Margo

 

I never thought of it much

Until I needed to rhyme ballerina

Itís just a word to me

What else would it be

Marina

 

Canít imagine what my wife would do

If I used another womanís name in a song

Iíd have to say

In a most professional way

That all the other names were wrong

 

I really needed a name

One that means promenade by the sea

Itís just a word to me

What else would it be

Marina

 

It doesnít mean I want to see her

Though sheíll be single soon

And I must confess

That I remember the dress

She wore to that party in June

 

Still I needed a name

One that would rhyme with Tolstoyís Anna Karenina

Itís just a word to me

Doesnít mean a thing, you see

Marina