I Can't Believe I Am Doing This

Hello out there.

 
i’m 21 years old,
a barista (like everyone else in portland)
& a student at lewis & clark
 
i love mathematics – it's my major
(i confess, i’m a bit of a nerd)
 
i have sapphire hair
(but i might go pink in summer)
 
i’ve got four tattoos and seven silver loops
(you try and guess where)
 
i talk to squirrels & the raccoon
living in Elephant Park off Burnside
 
i like to date girls who are boyish
(trust me, if you wear boys’ underwear
you’re gonna get pounced), but
i wanna girl with some pounce, too
 
i like music, movies, picnics, bikes, 
giggling in bed, happy hour, the ocean,
wearing skirts, farmers’ markets, & beer
(and not necessarily in that order)
 
i have a cape,
i make whoosh noises
 
i am NOT
looking for anything serious,
let me repeat, i am NOT
looking for anything serious

 

if you’re interested, here are some
things i do with someone i am kissing:
 
walk to the park at noon &
swing on the swings,
 
picnic at zoo summer concerts &
roll around in the grass,
 
drink dead guy ale while you
drink what you drink
(preferably dead guy ale)
 
swim in the river
(the Sandy not the Willamette)
 
drive deep into the middle of the night
to no place in particular
 
now, here are some things I want you to do:
 
laugh at my jokes
(they’re funny, trust me)
 
attempt the NYT crossword puzzle
 
laugh at how you can never get
the NYT crossword puzzle
 
tell me how amazingly cute
i look in my dress
 
talk with me
about music, books, movies, food, beer
 
talk with me
about feminism
gender
race
 
and
 
if things work out well,
(although we’ll still be far from serious)
on sunday mornings, i’ll make you breakfast 
after we work out some serious algebraic expressions in bed.
Notes: 

ReadWritePoem Prompt: Day 29

For this prompt, choose your favorite newspaper or online news provider. Jot down five to ten headlines that jump out at you and without reading the articles, select elements from each headline to create a new event about which your poem reports. Alternately, let short-format sections inspire you. Write a poem in the form of an obituary, a personal ad, a classified ad, etc. (Bonus points if you can pull off a poem in the form of a crossword puzzle.)

No crossword puzzle, but I did mention one in my personal ad.

Comments

Close to authentic (from a

Close to authentic (from a former Portlandier)if not for a missing reference to vegetarianism: mostly veg unless you take me out for sashimi in which case the purring starts on cue. Seriously, loved your poem!

Celeste,

Celeste,

(3a4-2a2+5a-10)-(2a4+4a2+5a-2)
That should take a while

Love this! Even though I

Love this! Even though I loathe algebra (sorry!), I thought the last line was really hot!

http://poemblaze.wordpress.com

Well written poem here. Love the line about algebraic expressions.

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