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How can I compete?

by Amy Niggel

How can I compete with such a seductress?
I don't glow the same way,
I can't show you the world.
I cannot create your fantasies
show them to you live and in color.
I will never be able to remember that much.
My body does not respond to you every touch
cannot fulfill your every desire.
How can I compete with your first love?
The one you will always return to?
When you lie in my arms,
I know where your mind is,
and it is not with me.
I can never compete with this temptress
for I am only flesh and blood,
I will never live up to your computer.

12/01/2004

Author's Note: Ya gotta laugh or you're going to cry right???? "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned for SEGA" ~Mall Rats

Posted on 12/01/2004
Copyright © 2021 Amy Niggel

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 12/02/04 at 04:29 AM

You had me on this one, Amy. The "seductress" you referred to throughout the poem certainly turned out to be a surprise with your last line. Oh, to be compared to the computer. No, who can ever live up to that? Super poem. ~~ Kyle Anne

Posted by Richard Vince on 12/03/04 at 12:35 AM

superbly put. i'm only sorry i knew the ending in advance...

Posted by JD Clay on 01/05/05 at 02:29 PM

This is a well-crafted piece about a mis-guided youth and a most unfortunate dilemma. My guess is he'll come around if you ignore his joystick a week or two. Pe4ce...

Posted by Meghan Helmich on 07/09/08 at 12:39 PM

haha JD. this was great, amy. i've known a few guys who had this kind of relationship with their computers. luckily, none of them had my interest.

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