Nice to Meet You

I don’t do small talk,

the language of first impressions,

Our eyes unable to agree on a meeting place.

I reject staccato answers spaced in polite pauses.

Your story isn’t one I’m willing to dilute by chopping it into palatable pieces with digestible phrases.

Be brave enough to bear your truth to a total and undeserving stranger.

Stand in the wake of their reaction,

Say it without the practiced grin you don’t dare to deem a smile.

Don’t waste my time with small talk.

Tell me your art–

how you say both, “I love you” and “fuck you” to the universe–

that’s the only way I can get to know you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s