a poem a day for a year #279

by Amy Turn Sharp


reviewing the online dating pool
my dear friend shared with me
her profile and the emails she receives
match maker cupid baby do it all night
this is who I am
who are you
let's make a connection
I'm a millionaire
I can do this
athletic build
my ass
I want to share things with you
I'm up for anything
social drinker means a lot of things
and I was breathless
at the state of so many hearts
in disarray
the photographs so forced
smiles like grimaces
I told her to go to the bar
the library
the supermarket
and just look available
just look like love
wear her heart on her sleeve
and sing it sweetly