It is as if she is kept in a cage

Fed only enough to keep her alive.

You don’t want to be bothered with her

Not really anyway.

She isn’t quite interesting enough

Or exotic enough

For the likes of you.

But the best of what comes

Right now.

She will be your not so immediate


Another something

You got to conquer.

Another lie

You get to tell yourself

To make you feel more manly.


The problem is she’s beautiful

You’re ignoring her

While others are not.

You are not interested in her conversation

And others are.

She isn’t worth your time during the day

While others trip over themselves

To be around her.


Who is the man now?