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I Hope These Pixels Are Attractively Arranged

by V. Blake

i guess romance and pragmatism cancel each other out
and no one else seems to find this confusing.
i resent the percentage of my life
i have spent trying to take a hint.

just say what you mean.


i need a girl who wears practical shoes
and walks up escalators.
someone who understands that being well-traveled
says that you are well-traveled,
and says nothing more.

just mean what you say.


after all, it is easy to be clear
when your depth is visible to eyes above water.
i think i'd rather meet a puddle than an ocean
if i couldn't see one shore from the other.


just know the difference.

07/29/2014

Author's Note: Online dating is weird.

Posted on 07/29/2014
Copyright © 2020 V. Blake

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Laura Doom on 07/29/14 at 10:17 PM

Dating is weird period; doing it online merely reduces the dimensional overheads.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/30/14 at 03:05 PM

"i think i'd rather meet a puddle than an ocean if i couldn't see one shore from the other." - great lines. I'm more than thankful I'm not in the dating pool. Good luck.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 07/30/14 at 03:06 PM

Oh, and great title, Vince.

Posted by Anita Mac on 07/31/14 at 03:03 AM

I got a kick out of this. Dating is weird... But, I'm quite fond of my ocean.

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 08/01/14 at 12:04 AM

I had a whole slew of over-hyped comments on this all lined up; but I killed them. What it simmers down to is this: I agree.

Posted by A. Paige White on 08/04/14 at 07:17 PM

Considering the current state of my marriage that began online... Good luck!

Posted by Sarah Wolf on 09/02/14 at 05:30 AM

Love the puddle and ocean :)

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