Swipe Right

Swipe right
Let’s go out tonight
I can tell from single pic
The girl to whom I will stick
Through tests thin and thick
Of course I can’t.

Swipe left
She hasn’t passed the test
A nose too long or fat or bent
Too angry, too strong or on a vent
Less than an angel heaven sent
But who knows, I don’t

Text back and fro
In weak attempt to know
The outcome should you date
Predict your pairing fate
Then for her answer wait
Meet and find out

Fancy Macchiato

Standing behind you
In the coffee queue
You, a swish of raven hair
Waiting with expectant air
Best bag, boots, nails, brow
Gets what she wants, and how
Made up with no place to go
Ordering a fancy macchiato
A princess, model, engineer
I could ask with you near
But there’s a strong chance
You can judge by appearance
And that all there is to know
Is already ostentatiously on show…

Loves himself

Professional. Not a hair out of place
Clean shaven, moisturised face
Suit, shoes immaculate state
In a hurry, don’t make him wait
Branded bag, branded belt
Expression like it’s you he smelt
High end watch beyond his means
First sign all is not as it seems
Second glance. Cheap shirt
No coat of any particular worth
Wannabe banker wanting more
A mini masquerade but what for?
Looking for status, copy their style
Sounding strong; empty all the while
Stand tall on the tube. Confidence exude.
A polished shell with everything to prove.

Cafe Buzz

Two men talk about work near the window
Teenage girls compare apps and pics
Mum and dad treat grown up kids
I’m in the cafe corner but not in the mix

No doubt there’s a buzz of voices shared
Background music hanging in the air
A pointed laugh every once in a while
Behind noise cancelled headphone wall; I don’t care

Smiles and frowns but no anger shown
All of life as a topic to explain and prod
Beings living, socialising, engaging
In the corner this solo worthless sod

Clamber, cautious, out of self dug trench,
Remove the guards and barricades let people in
Believe in people; the promise of belonging
Don’t delay, step forward, just one act to begin

Wallflower Sigh

She’d be in love
If only she could
Romeo’s roll by
Wallflower sigh
Guy at the laundrette
Eyes electric met
Panicked at what he said
Mixed her white with red
She gave tinder a go
But needed to know
What to do or say, in every way
She ditched on dating day
Quiet soul
Looking to become whole
Not seeing on her own
The risk, the unknown
How being open, exposed
Is needed to try to close
Your hand on another
That loves the real you, your real lover

New Romantic

Are you romantic?
Why can’t you be more romantic?
Hopeful and damning but what do we mean?
Why refer to something unknown, never seen
Romance is dead, more romance is undefined
What we want, or want to be is totally entwined
I simply want someone to care how I am
Think of my day, my feelings, of me being their man
I want someone to share with, care for, protect
Talk to, think of, make happy, respect
Two people experiencing new lands as one
Two with eyes wide open like life has just begun
Someone to lie with, a hand to hold
Someone to look to over the years as we grow old
A romance can be a story about how we come to be
Our romance is a life together as you and I excel as we

To be your man

In all of the big wide world
Across the whole of the earth
How many are as we are
and know what love is worth
Nearly ten billion souls
In hundreds of lands
With just you and I
Sharing one love plan.
Very few chase their dreams
Of course not everyone can
But I will always chase you
Above all I want to be your man

Right to go back?

Coming or going
Don’t know if I’m coming or going
Right to go on, right to go back?
I love her but it’s right to change tack
Her heart is set, her heart is pure
We like the same things, want for no more
She is attractive, sexy, fit and on fire
Beautiful, one of whom I won’t tire
When we talk deep on opinions core
We don’t match, meet or each other endure
She is caring, considerate, and loving too
If you need her there is nothing she won’t do
This love warrants life, for which she will care
But I’ve already done that and already been there
I’m science she’s not, she has faith when I don’t
She’s fire when I’m ice, I flex when she won’t
My light, my love, my baby, my one
Don’t know if to go back or to push on
This split doesn’t feel wrong, doesn’t feel bad
But I don’t know how to leave this love, that we’ve had.

Love for another mile

I came here alone
Walked twice across this earth
Saw sights and peoples
All after my humble birth

I tried to learn all I could
Kept my eyes wide
Saw good and bad
From challenge I did not hide

I met another traveller
Hands held, minds meld
Saw life and love
Heart thawed, emotions melt

I was happy to my core
Years passed no need for any more
Saw no end
Then it ended. Pain endure

I was all alone
Delivered to my true state
Saw no hope, no other
No love, no partner, no mate

I feel need now
Some time later see a smile
See joy, happiness
A hand to hold for a while
A love to endure for another mile

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