Online Dating Profile
I take the personality quiz, blink
at the diaphanous result: SONNET,
the type of girl who roosts in a book, pink
of ear and green of horn. Who would bet
I’d appear so pure, or at least, so earnest?
A user called Assfork writes, How are you,
I’m Billy. I don’t reply. It’s best
that Assfork and I take things slow. A
more clever self would say, Fuck this poem
up. Explode into trochees, and, Jesus,
don’t be POLITE all the time. I could crow tongue-
less and pitiful, about that which leaves us:
our collagen, our trusting, parasitic
eyes, and our tongues aflame like heretics.