Is like inline skating

Built for speed and streamlined, it’s true

The new way to go: version ten-point-o

but in reality it’s a clumsy and bootlike shoe

when all you want to do is tip toe

into happiness and sunset bliss

Happily ever after ten when my kids are tucked in

and I’m scrolling through out my inbox

There’s 19 winks and 29 flirts from some “Mr Silver Fox”

who’s thrice my age and 2,000 miles from where I sift and sort

(I’m changing the filter on this strange vending machine, old sport)

All I wanted was a simple life

dream a few dreams and be a devoted wife

in a garden of stars with a tree swing by the sea

(oh, and a ring) washing dishes and cars

counting on things that always return

like tree frogs in June and school in September

but he forgot to remember

I do’s became I don’ts

I will’s became I wont’s

and always faded into never


So, here I am fishing with an appendage of virtual reality

(That would be a piece of my personality 

Hanging out there in cyberspace)

Casually polished candor and a smiling face

Just watching the wheels go by in this strategic race

Don’t show too much

Leave them wanting more

Write a them a novel and they’ll think you’re a bore

Too many selfies and you’ll look selfish

Just put on a grin that defies the question (that goes without mention)

Is there such a thing as a soulmate?

I’ve just about mastered that look of content while treading the Sea of Singleness

Miss Mingle has come a long way in her mingleness

 From that very first night when she joined her first site

And swore she felt the collective sum of all loneliness

Choking in her throat until she sobbed

Dear God, there are so many of us!

Staring through computer screens

Just wanting someone to share our dreams

And feeling like it’s getting late

Do I even want to go out on a date?

 Success stories happen

Still, I prefer old fashioned

Tea kettles, roller-skates and books

Four wheels side by side to balance my stride 

And a pair of eyes to look

Both ways while crossing the street 

Where I could get hurt In real time


 Perchance collide 

With happily ever after