Science Fiction Date Night

by Albert Semple, 13 November 2022

  1. I've dressed up in my finest
  2.  and I'm out on Friday night.
  3. I've hooked up with a contact
  4.  from an online dating site.

  5. She's into science fiction
  6.  so I looked it up online,
  7. And used my newfound knowledge
  8.  to impress her over wine.

  9. "I'm keen on Harry Potter
  10.  and the rest of Tolkien's work,
  11. And Star Wars: I'm the biggest fan
  12.  of Captain Spock and Kirk."

  13. I couldn't help but notice
  14.  when I spoke she seemed to wince.
  15. She made some vague excuse and left.
  16.  We haven't spoken since.

by Albert Semple
16 lines over 4 stanzas.