angst cycle (iii) — [В] (xiv)

i wish
i wish
i wish
there was some woman somewhere
i’d found
who thought about these matters
rather than following
these ridiculous clichés

what is wrong
with the historic practice
and
for that matter
the contemporary practice
in many cultures

of choosing your partner
then falling for them

rather than this fucking idiotic
and pointlessly painful
falling for someone
and bloody well hoping
that they’ll be interested
and not a fucking idiot

look before you leap
not
leap before you look

no wonder
those other countries
have happier
more stable
more successful
relationships

am i
the only
sensible
englander