I am vain.
What magazines shall I have displayed
when the family visits?
Which will makes me look most informed?
I am afraid and vain.
Can’t risk the rejection inherent in
asking a girl out face-to-face.
Maybe I’ll run into one impressed
by my selections in a bookstore
or curious as to the indie band
blasting from my car stereo.
I am lost and afraid and vain.
Where am I going? Have I made
the right choices? Am I making the
right choices? Will I ever attain
(after deciding on) the glory I so
I am being honest.