Poem by Lisa Mende

Marriage ruined my marriage he said as he plopped down
on the seat next to mine
It snowed every night on the sheets of our bed have I met
you before what's your name what's your sign
I'm a thinker a feeler a lover of beauty a needer of 
moments unplanned
matrimony's a stealer it turns lust to duty and makes men
like me feel unmanned
I admit I'm confused do you find that endearing I'm so
easily hurt and I'm shy
I'm not scared of committing I believe in forever do you
believe in a love at first sight
I was so unprepared when I saw you here sitting like a
vision all bathed in white light
Marriage ruined my marriage let me buy you another why
do romance and passion go south?
Boredom's what I disparage need a muse not a mother and
you've got such a kissable mouth
Are your eyes really green they light up when you smile
you're a gypsy you know that? you are
Are you bored or serene let's commune for a while what a
mystery to find you alone in this bar
I take credit for little I'm abounding in blessing every
move has been spiritually guided
Karma's smack in the middle so I've stopped second
guessing because my future's already decided
I eat all my food raw and I'm chiefly a Buddhist and I
guess my worst feature is pride
I do yoga I chant and was briefly a nudist and I'm very
in touch with my feminine side
I have known you forever there's a deep soul connection
don't you feel it don't fight it it's real
Every movement you make is a subtle reflection that 
you're feeling the same things that I feel
It's a marriage of convenience we're both well aware, she
was pregnant and I did what was right
So for us there's a lenience and I take special care 
to tell her if I'm not coming home for the night
Tell me all about you I can tell you're artistic it's the 
way that you dress you've got style and panache
I was once that way too but then I got realistic cut my hair
traded stocks now I'm dripping with cash
Are you leaving don't go yet I've just gotten started it's
early and I need your email address
Now I'm grieving we've just met and now we'll be parted I
am dying to feel just a single caress
Put your money away there is no way you're paying I can
write it all off for my taxes you know
Come on honey please stay what's this game you are playing 
sit back down now you know that you don't want to go
Hey another for me you can pour her drink out I decided
that she was too bitchy to stay
She just wasn't that hot got a million like her she can go
fuck herself and she's probably gay.

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