Poemdog

Dogs 2016

MATCHMADE
(7/19/16)


I sit
across
the table
from her

all small
talk

all smiles

exhausted
before the meal
even began

now
that she peruses
the desserts

I have nothing
left to say

she's nice
enough

she's attractive
enough

I am grateful
for the friends
who thought
of setting me up
with her

but I wonder
at our friendship
status
if they could
have been
so wrong

she sees
what is
not here

I don't see
what is

widely varied
viewpoints

the two
of us
have very little
in common
other than
the fact
that we were
both hungry

now that's
gone

perhaps
their options
were just limited

how many
people
can they know
who are single?

looking?

we are
probably
a very limited
set

I'm sure
that my friends
are home
together

in their
married
comfort

wondering
at the outcome

they will
probably
find out
soon enough
when I drive her
straight home
after coffee

but they'll
not hear it
from me

any
of them