That’s Not How It Works

He sees a girl he likes.
He wants to own her heart,
or body, really —

It’s all there in his mind.
The steps, the dance, the conquest
(well, ideally)

But that’s not how it works.
His model is too static:
When two people are there,
Variance is quite dramatic,

And it’s dehumanizing, seeing
Others as mere things,
When love’s about connecting.
Yes — connecting —

He sees a girl he wants.
And if she sees a boy,
that she wants, too,

Then that’s the way it works.
If not, there’s really nothing he
should even try

to do

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