Can you write a love poem that doesn’t make my teeth ache? challenge!
give internet dating a try.
Internet dating my eye.
I wrote my profile
in blood. It took hours
to list what I’m passionate about–
sunshine, water, words, and so on.
At the end I realized they had asked me to mention
the ONE THING
I am passionate about.
I ignored the question.
I am passionate about my list.
I am not a good listener.
They asked me what people would notice about me first
I rolled my eyes
because the question was stupid,
and told the truth
as pleasantly and passive-agressively
I dress funny.
There were other questions
But I was tired
I uploaded the photos of me when I was sick, exhausted and cold
the most flattering ones I could find
The ones you will never see
because you are not looking in my direction
because you too
are sick, exhausted, cold
and over there is a bright fire
burning with all the things you love.
I am too.
But I’m holding on to my list
You’re on it.
I’ll never burn it.