Poem: Visible Romances – 04/01/20

 it is intentional — 
 i can tell,
 that this male is intending to impress.
 clean cut, sharply dressed,
 he expects nothing less than perfection from his guest.
 as we watch on through glass houses 
 from which we will 
 never throw any stones,
 we smile to ourselves, we giggle, this will be amusing,
 to view their expedited love story unfold. 

 but, place yourself in the position of his guest,
 is she there wanting to be impressed?
 or has she positioned herself in this experience 
 for something else entirely?
 it is unclear from her gleaming white teeth and 
 brightened blue contact eyes,
 the bleached hair with just a 
 smattering of tell-tale roots grown in,
 whether she and he are their perfect match
 or whether this situation is generally a set-up lie. 
 we sit and guffaw as he leans in for his first kiss,
 after a mere five minutes of being on his single date,
 how she leans in with great interest and intent,
 to meet his lips,
 isn’t reality a great lark,
 an enjoyment as we watch others exist?
 © 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
 All images signed “LMH” 
 are copyrighted 2019-2020 by Lauren M. Hancock 
 and all rights reserved.

 Image by tookapic from Pixabay

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