It is nice –
To be considered for love –
Even if ten years late –
But I’ll pass –
Not so much for the slight –
As the lack of insight
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I recently ran into someone on whom I once had a crush. She wasn’t interested then, though, opting for someone else who I thought was such a drop in standards from what I had to offer that it was just insulting.
Ten years -ish on, she was interested now. I, however, was not. The thing is it wasn’t the insult of having been turned down, or turned down for such an inferior choice. She was still that same nice person on whom I had the crush. It was the fact that if she could not see something so clearly, then it wouldn’t be long before we’d run into problems with that lack of insight, and it would be often where that lack of insight would be problematic. This was going to be nothing but trouble if we were to end up in a relationship.
So I passed.
The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.