FRIDAY NIGHT SLIGHTS

At Luke's Bar and Grill

I.

When entering a noisy bar at night 

hoping for some fun

women over fifty and unattached

face challenges unmatched

by men of similar age and plight.

 

Seeking to ignite a virile flame

the odds are never in my favor,

outliving men the way we do.

And since it's younger women

old men savor

I'm left alone to sit and stew. 

II.

I am a single woman of fifty,

comely and well-dressed,

of ample wealth and some success.

But men who interest me romantically 

take a look and leave

precipitously.

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Desiring still their mother's breast 

these aging infants, tit obsessed

ignore me for my modest chest.

It's enough to make a woman scream

to be treated like a mammary machine

whose worth as romantic prize 

is measured mainly by cup size.

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