The Singleton

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Thrust one finger in the air to naysayers

Who all tell me there must be something wrong


And that I should change who I am.

Fool some poor boy to fall in love


With an optical illusion

Brushed on a hollow puppet with plastic smiles.


How is it fair to control people’s lives?

To dominate women’s minds and bodies?


Why can’t we just be ourselves instead of

Masked cowardly actors on the world stage?


I’ve much better things to be doing

Than wait around for some perfect guy to come


While I press a pause button on myself.

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Elaine Mullarkey

About the Author: Elaine Mullarkey

She/Her Wordsmith and bibliophile that does a spot of writing every now and again.

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