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
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
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.