Divorced White Female Seeking Someone Else

FAT BUSINESSMAN, fat businessman,
My mother wants me to marry you.
You look like a man who can take care of me,
You look like a man who can meet my needs,
She says,
Fat businessman.
 
You talk about your house and car
Because that's all you really are,
Fat businessman.
You cringe when I spout poetry
Or listen to Led Zeppelin III,
Fat businessman,
And my mother wants me to marry you.
 
You don't smoke and you don't drink,
You don't like books and you don't think,
Fat businessman.
You say you’ll give me everything
If you can bind me with a ring
(And you don't even get the Tolkien reference).
 
Yes, you look like a man who can take care of me,
You look like a man who can meet my needs,
And my mother wants me to marry you
Fat
Business
Man.

 

Previously published in Tubing Down the Nile.

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