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To A Young Lady

written by: Thomas Park

@mystified131

 

A ring there is, upon my hand
Married and committed am I

Yet, I noticed you, in your white dress
Knee-length, with dark hair
Found you pretty

I sat on a couch, near your desk
Sent a message to my wife

20 years ago, there was a whole world
Of dialogue, games, and music
Collegiate coviviality

We were a band of artists and scholars
By day, spent time together
Swapped partners, smoked marijuana

A few games remain, but some must end
The girl I stood up in 1993 is now a woman,
Married, in New York, with twin children

My biggest crush also a wife
Adapts books into movies, lives in LA

These women, women like them
Like my wife
Know now an end of games
Know games for what they are

I got up from the sofa, near your desk
Uttered nary a word, silently I
Thanked you for the short-lived encounter
With your beauty

You may never know of, or care to thank me
For my gift to you
That no game was played
Or ever would be

Thomas Park

Thomas Park

Thomas Park is a multi-disciplinary artist living with his wife and 2 cats in Saint Louis, Missouri.
A big poetic inspiration is Philip Levine with his works that pay tribute to hard-working people. Thomas would like to follow in Mr. Levine's footsteps.
Thomas Park

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