half eatenI’ve taken bites
from plenty of women
over the years
and I’m wise
enough to know
that I’ve been sampled

There were a couple
I tried to finish
but chocolate never
lasts and in time
turns bitter.

There’s no guide
printed inside the box.
Why settle for praline
when I’m allergic to nuts?

Only after being too old
to enjoy it, did I learn
to be a womanizer.

(from this month’s Living Poetry visual prompt.)


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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4 Responses to Womanizer

  1. r.Douglas says:

    This is wonderful.


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