For Shaindel Beers
Peril awaits mediocre white males –
Objection breeds cries of entitlement.
Trapped betwixt love and refusal they flail –
In quicksand, struggle speeds envelopment.
Risk and uncertainty oft’ herald pain;
Attraction devolving in enmity.
Wounded, “nice guys” lash out, although they feign
Indifference, voicing their misery.
Sadly, it appears fantasy is dead,
And life doesn’t end like a fairy tale –
No Beauty transforming this Beast. Instead
Happily ever after remains veiled.
Words diminish, vanishing in chatter;E’en as we protest: all poets matter!