The Back Up Choice

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The Back Up Choice

Meaningful conversations continuing for days

Routine—dates—and times

Dissolving in to a haze


Cocktail bars

Fireworks—Metaphorical and real

Wonderous connection

Hard to conceal


A  commitment made to a friend—the potential lover

Living so far away

While holding the hand— of another

And asking them to stay


I guess we all want to have a back up choice

To prepare for on option not working out

While ignoring the actual reality

Which is plagued with ambiguity and doubt


That fantasy you hold yonder— is is a maybe

Yet the woman right here— is open and true

But dear boy

You can’t have your cake and eat it too


She won’t wait forever— and she can’t be second best

She is the leading lady of her life

And she won’t settle for less

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Rasa Kabaila

Wed 4th Jan 2023 01:31

Thanks Stephen. Wishing you a beautiful new year too. Are you and the crew keen to start up our poetry challenges again? I would very much like this!

Bug hug,

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 3rd Jan 2023 17:23

Quite right too, Rasa! Happy New Year to you.

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