Enough Rope: Poems by Dorothy Parker (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1926): 91. PS 3531 A5855E5 Robarts Library
1If I don't drive around the park,
2I'm pretty sure to make my mark.
3If I'm in bed each night by ten,
4I may get back my looks again,
5If I abstain from fun and such,
6I'll probably amount to much,
7But I shall stay the way I am,
8Because I do not give a damn.
Publication Start Year
New York World (Aug. 16, 1925): V-3.
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