Wallace Dean LaBenne

Perfect Mate

Professor, therapist, author and poet.






Looking for the perfect mate, she stalled at the starting gate
since none did her heart pulsate
or her passion satiate.
Suitors tried to inculcate. Many to ingratiate
and then to initiate
or even indoctrinate.
She would simply vacillate between the one to cultivate
and consider second rate
or even appreciate.
When she did anticipate her interest would dissipate
and quickly deliberate
or even interpellate.
Ancient now we carbon date her attempts to reinstate
those she chose to deprecate
or even emancipate.
It is clearly far too late to again interrelate.
So she must resign to fate,
no more to participate.

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