Not Your Pretty Girl (respectfully)

January 10

Les,

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,

attraction itself,

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.

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