Big Lift Ferry Poem F292

When did THAT ever –
Become attractive to you?
Do you remember?
When did your tastes change so much?
To find that look appealing?




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…


I hate to be judgmental of other people’s tastes of dates but as some people age, they suddenly date someone who is just completely below what I thought their standard for attractiveness would have been based on their past dates and comments on what they found attractive in a person. That goes for physical and/or otherwise.

Even if they’ve been dropping standards due to age, which is understandable, what I’m talking about here is something to the extent that I’d like to show their teenage or mid-20s selves and ask if they could imagine they’d be dating said person in their older years. Sadly, I can’t even apply the mid-20s criteria to some as they’re doing this before they hit their mid-20s. I want to ask them how much they thought they had compromised on their dream dates of not long past and if they really feel that badly about themselves.

Damn judgmental of me, yes. However, usually, these changes are drastic enough they invoke such strong responses as otherwise, I don’t usually care much who dates who and if they might be good or bad for each other.

I just hope it will never happen to me to invoke such thoughts in others, but time will only tell. 🙂

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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