The first message was explicit:
(I imagined him cock-sure and slick),
I giggled but quickly recovered,
got rid of him quick with a click…
I’m ‘spoken for’ and happily married,
and let’s face it I’m ‘over the hill…’
but it took me back decades of years,
provided an egotistical thrill.
‘Twas as if I’d sent out a photo,
‘doctored’ and faintly erotic,
where my boobs were in place,
and an unwrinkled face
suggested a jolly good frolic.
Dear reader, I’m totally innocent,
except for writing online;
don’t wear fancy drawers,
although the thought was sublime.
These days my pleasures are simple:
coffee on patio, pastry snack,
hot chocolate at night,
a book and ‘to write,’
not gymnastics in bed on my back.
What triggered this poem you may wonder,
I’ll tell you the truth – it’s a fact,
in twenty-four hours,
I was suddenly ‘showered’
by four ‘Generals, ‘ a ‘sir’ and a ‘hack.’
Of course most of ‘the others’
intentions were pure, white as snow,
but it’s safe to be wary,
and quite necessary,
for how is a woman to know?!
True fact: A while ago, I received no less than half a dozen requests to Skype with various gentlemen (?). Now, I’m fascinated by people, but appreciate that ‘online’ one has to be wary of who one is exchanging words with! I’m a push-over for lonely souls, so have to be ‘on guard,’ hence the above poem.
© Joy Lennick 2018
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