Harbourwalk Poem W154

If I should end up –
With a trophy wife one day –
Women should not judge –
She would be for surviving
Their biases all my life

06.29.18

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

This is sarcasm in tone in talking about a truth. I can’t see myself with a trophy wife, to be honest. However, I feel whatever I may do about having had to put up with the fact some 6 of 7 women where I live (in my dating age range) don’t even want to consider Asian men just on race, I shouldn’t be judged for it. Data from online dating site tests I did. It’s a horrible feeling to live with, and one which basically stopped me from even trying to date because I wasn’t willing to put up with 6-7 times more rejection than the “average” guy might get, just on race. Now, to be clear, I fully believe everyone should be able to love who they want and discard others, even systematically like on race. However, I have to live with and deal with the consequences of their actions. I am very happy to say I still have a lot of female friends through it all, though.

On the matter, I just thought of being rewarded for putting up with this heavy psychological burden in terms of a prize or award, and associated that with a trophy, whereby followed the “trophy wife” as a great analogy with play on words related to the topic. But it really is all sarcasm, to be clear.

The W-series poems comprise mostly of haiku or tanka composed during walks I took on the portion of Halifax’s waterfront known as the Harbourwalk, during the warmer months of 2018 & 2019, when the Seabridge was in place.

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