The Dating Game


We connected on the internet
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I set a date for a closer look
After breezing through the intro stage

In the bookstore café she arrived
Smiling with a “nice to meet you”
The give-and-take of partial truths
Engaging strangers at a table for two

Three hours in we had to split
She went left and I turned right
If I factored in her future plans
She wasn’t letting on that night

But a morning text made it clear
“No connection–nice to meet you”
Her goodbye leaving me confused
Alone again at a table for two

2 thoughts on “The Dating Game

  1. Tom Trebswether March 9, 2011 / 6:40 am



  2. Michele Maros March 9, 2011 / 11:11 am

    I give you tons of credit for putting yourself out there. Also, your writing is so personal and I’m always impressed that you share it with us. It definitely provokes thought and emotion for me, which is what great writing should do.


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