Online Dating

Nah, I’m not teasing you,

or trying to please you,

or testing you,

or making you wait.

I’m just feeling you out, ok?


In this world,

a woman protects herself

by shooting no’s like arrows

in order to make space

for the yeses


In my world,

precaution is my armor

and conversation my x-ray.

Distance is my guise,

and lies the occasional device

so as not to compromise

my safety.


And maybe,

if you pass these initial tests,

we won’t have to battle;

but dance.

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