"I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch."

it’s occurred to me
as so many
well, a few
things do
women who have a hard time
expressing their interest
in you
look very much like
women who have no interest
in you
it’s uncanny kinda sucky
you can go with your gut
but
your gut has an ego problem
wishful thinking-coloured glasses
don’t make it easy
to read
to analyze
they do help
you
to lie
to yourself
obfuscate
is a fun word
when describing situations
that don’t involve
you
think you’d sense it
somehow
you’d know
but our histories
all of our histories
are likely riddled
with the corpses
of the silent
unrequiteds
so you wait
and read
over
analyze
and
hope
that one of you
will eventually
figure it out

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  1. Matt says:

    but 80% of the time, I bet it goes unrealized.

    at least for me it does.

  2. bizhelperblog says:

    “…corpses of silent unrequiteds” sounds sad to me. Although I’d be interested in a fleshing out of the nuances of one who has a hard time expressing their interest. I usually find these things to be obvious. (OR I’m astoundingly oblivious.)

  3. Sid says:

    When she slaps you with a sexual harassment suit she’s not interested … Just saying.

  4. MJ says:

    If there are any other women out there like me (there must be, right?), then sometimes women don’t even realize they “like” a man sometimes. When my current boyfriend first made his move some 6 years ago, I was shocked to find that not only did I not punch him in the eye for going in for the kiss, but I was actually glad he didn’t. HE knew I was into him and I didn’t.

    Anyway, nice poem.

  5. Lily says:

    “all of our histories are likely riddled with the corpses of the silent unrequiteds”

    that’s kind of beautiful, man.

  6. BS says:

    This is a keeper.

    My gut has the opposite of an ego problem.

  7. Katie says:

    When I saw the word “gut” I was waiting to see

    “Your gut hangs over your pants. You got dunlop disease”

    Just saying.

  8. dimensha says:

    another fine poem by mr. dewolf. well done, sir.

    obfuscate is a fun word. i wish i was good at it. i’ve found that guys freak out when you outright tell them you think they’re pretty cool. (or maybe it’s just the guys i think are cool, which is another problem entirely.)

  9. lol I think this is how it should work.

    Guy: are not allowed to use the shy afaraid of rejection excuse, they should just accept their role, and hit on girls until they get immune to rejection.

    that way. for the girls.

    If a guy never hits on us, we’ll know its not the shy excuse. he just wasn’t into us lol

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