- I've dressed up in my finest
- and I'm out on Friday night.
- I've hooked up with a contact
- from an online dating site.
- She's into science fiction
- so I looked it up online,
- And used my newfound knowledge
- to impress her over wine.
- "I'm keen on Harry Potter
- and the rest of Tolkien's work,
- And Star Wars: I'm the biggest fan
- of Captain Spock and Kirk."
- I couldn't help but notice
- when I spoke she seemed to wince.
- She made some vague excuse and left.
- We haven't spoken since.____
by Albert Semple
16 lines over 4 stanzas.