Joker by John F Keane
You will never have a girl
Check her reflection in the mirror
Before meeting you because she
Wants to make a good impression
Because she enjoys your company
And the questions you ask her.
You will never lie together
In bed with the lights turned out
And have the bedroom illuminated
By sudden lightning followed
By distant thunder which makes
Her shift her body close to yours.
You will never experience
The natural stages of romance
That most people understand
And have intimate knowledge of
Including first date, first girlfriend
And first sexual experience.
And you will never know
An intense college relationship
Or the relationship that happens
In your early to mid-twenties
Which hints at getting married
And maybe having kids someday.