What is it about femininity and prettiness deemed so important
to the way dates flirt? The language dates use to get close?
I have a bag filled with brushed off words ready for donation,
“Girl,” “women,” “female,” and “lady,” spilling.
Am I more of a babe
if Woman and Girl can be attached to my sass and movements?
Are those words sticky,
friction between bodies?
Am I less
of a catch, less ideal
if my words are different?
They flirt over my head, Les
and I duck.