First Date

I take my time putting it together

choose my outfit, check the weather

each strand of hair slicked into place

perfect my brows, color my face

I do it with style; it is my art

& all for you to take me apart


Nothing unkempt, everything strategic

if presentation’s religion, I pledge my allegiance

give it my all so I look my best

100 percent so that you’re impressed

build myself up in anticipation

your eyes light up, feeding my elation


Say something nice, acknowledge my labor

drink me in over drinks, I’m yours to savor 

I’m propped like a doll, sitting opposite you

you stare like a deer, enjoying the view

his & hers meals prepared a la carte

& when we get home you take me apart



A Tinder Gem

Love in the Club

Love in the Club