No Romance

This was very loosely based on a Read Write Poem prompt to write about romance.  This is, sadly, the result.

Ennui

I am the glow
in the dark
condom
with flavored
lubricating gel
and ridged rings
which sits for years
unused in its foil
and plastic package,
under unmatched socks
in the bottom
of a dresser drawer
because Travis
bought me
from a gas station
vending machine
in fourth grade
on a dare.

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15 thoughts on “No Romance

  1. This was great Matt, funny and honest. It brought to mind a scene from a John Ritter movie, can’t remember the title, where he and another suitor get caught running about in the dark in the bedroom of their object of desire — both wearing glow-in-the-dark-neon condoms… 😉
    …rob
    Image & Verse

  2. definitely past its use-by-date, but that just adds to the sad life of the condom.

    Makes one wonder if Travis is past his use-by date.

  3. Excellent! This was a fun read. I think all of those condoms that have been sitting too long in wallets, drawers and back pockets need to get together and have a convention. Re-purpose themselves, maybe….

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