Men Without Women

 You must change your life, Mademoiselle
from Armentières, while the days are in your favor.
You have other battles,
other chores.
That’s all I wanted to say,
though I was thinking,
Maybe you could take or leave this.
And thinking of saying it,
if it didn’t sound too stupid,
too superfluous,
too offputting.
But which of us is the mademoiselle?