What’s past has passed, though
the knowing brings no comfort.
An overlapped coupling; heaven forbid
you should be alone.
When was the seed planted that grew this
carnivorous creature? What was the cause
of this candy-coated killing?
Dismissed with explanations told transparent;
“You’re such a great guy, but…”
“I’m just not ready for a relationship…”
“I still need time to figure out…”
I can respect that; however, it becomes
disingenuous after so many repetitions.
The law of averages says
something is wrong
with me despite
their insistence otherwise.
Ginger hair, bearded, and pale;
it seems you have a type.
You weren’t the first;
apparently, so do I.
by Erik Shinker