August 28, 2018

I’ll Take the Second Date Instead. {Poem}

Warning: naughty language ahead!


Fuck first dates that are magic,

Because they always end in fucking. 

Two days later I realize I’ve slept with someone I nearly despise,

But the beginnings were magic.

You rush in;

I want you.


But I don’t want your religion.

I don’t want your addiction.

I don’t want your racism.

I don’t want your privilege.

I don’t want your man-child pout.

I don’t want it.

I don’t want you.


So fuck first dates.

You can meet me in a parking lot,

Stare at a brick wall for an hour,

Tell me your flaws.

The magic can wait;

I want cardboard

Before flames.


Because I’m sick of first dates that prey on my conception of love,

Sunrises on the world’s best beaches,

Hand-prepared favorite meals and jazz.



Coffee bars straight off Instagram.


I’m fucking sick of the tricks

That get me into bed.

Fuck first dates—

I’ll take the second date instead.


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