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The Young Ones, Flip Side

James A. Emanuel

In tight pants, tight skirts,
Stretched or squeezed,
Youth hurts,
Crammed in, bursting out,
Flesh will sing
And hide its doubt
In nervous hips, hopping glance,
Usurping rouge,
Provoking stance.

Put off, or put on,
Youth hurts. And then
It's gone.

La jeunesse, face B

Tuyaux de poêle et jupe rétrécie,
serrée, étirée,
La jeunesse peine.
Tellement on la comprime,
Il faut que la chair s'exprime,
Dissimule ses doutes,
Joue du regard et des hanches,
Fanfaronne du fard,
En poses provocantes.

Mais quoi qu'on fasse,
La jeunesse fait mal
Et puis passe.

Translation by Jean Migrenne

Added: 9 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 12 Dec 2018 8:11 PM | Viewed: 6350 times

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