Mandatory Birthday Poem

For once, I've left
well enough alone and kept
to myself. I know, not too long
ago, I would have been broken
by a beautiful girl
who didn't like me.

I would have bought her coffee
and apologized-- begged
to be included in her future.

Now I know just how
many beautiful girls there are, 
and how sometimes it's nice
to sit alone at the end of the day
and revel in yourself.

I am an Elizabeth.


Dinwiddie, VA