Listings via Craig

She says she’s looking for companionship,
Quite possibly a friend;
She says she wants to cuddle
And maybe, hold hands.

She says she’s looking for somebody,
That just might be the one.
She says, she’s open for conversation,
But not for sordid fun.

She knows what she’s looking for,
She knows just what to get;
Ain’t looking for a bummer,
Just trains that stay on track.

She has a slew of hobbies,
That tick off all the boxes;
She has a string of commands,
There ain’t no compromise -yet.

She isn’t very lonely,
But she sure could use a hand;
She’s looking for somebody,
Who knows just what to get.

She says she wants to take her time
And make this mission work;
She says she’s looking for relationships
Not just someone to hurt.

She says she’s willing to take the time
Give her own fair chance;
She’ll measure twice and cut once
Don’t count the steps, just dance.

She whispers to weakness
Beguiles the unbeloved;
She tempts the sullen bride
To leave her veil uncovered.

She beckons to the broader world
With open unlost reveal;
Does she mean to be this open
And expose all that she feels?

She spoke the words that rattled cages
Lit hope in darkened mists;
Remembering just in time
That this is just a written list.

Whether she is real or not
I know my limitations
Imagined or realistic
My confidence is mere imitations.

Hampered by my own demise
How could I extend candidacy?
A life going nowhere, a body abhorred
This dream is naught but idiocy.

So close the window, escape her words
And shake loose the thoughts of desire;
Tell Craig to leave us be
Lest she learns that we are liars.

Real or not, rattled in my cage
For once I wondered whether
I could be less detestable;
If only I could lose my tethers…

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Writing #13: Let’s get to the point

I don't like to talk about day stuff, when I sell my time for dollars and cents. But I think that this is important to get off my chest, not just as a release, but because I intend to speak as a friend to a friend.

I’ll come right out and say it; whomever told you that you’re a robot without emotions or feelings should be bitch-slapped and stomped. I’m not violent, but I’ll deliver as necessary.

You articulated with words today the emotion that we all felt. You keep telling me that you are a terrible speaker, that you’re quiet and stoic. You are more expressive to me than people who go around talking 24/7. If people say otherwise, it’s because they don’t use their eyes or their senses to go beyond words to what is being said without words.

When the time is right, I’ll say this to you in person. But you are the most expressive person, who uses words wisely, and in the right quantity. So don’t listen to those people who tell you that you’re robotic or heartless, because they’re wrong.

They are WRONG.

You are an emotional human. Just as much as the next person. I admire that you don’t fall to pieces at the drop of a hat. I admire that resilience inside of you.

I admire you.