Last job interview I had
they asked about my weaknesses
and I had to admit
that I always get too invested
in romances between sitcom protagonists
Will they? Won’t they?
They will
but I’ll be on tenterhooks nonetheless
basking in the tense radiation
as they flirt and cajole
maybe throw in a secret
or sentimental tale
before the sweet release
of the first kiss
I explained
eyes closed
stroking my own neck tenderly

Got invited back
for a second interview
but they weren’t as impressed
by my strength
of reciting John Cusack’s monologues
from High Fidelity.

Scott Cumming never considered himself to be a writer until recently, but turns out he has some stuff to say. He has been published at The Daily Drunk, Punk Noir Magazine, Versification, and Shotgun Honey. His debut poetry chapbook is due for release in December. Host of the Modus Operandi: Flash Fiction podcast and runs Waxing Poetic, a YouTube channel devoted to the best recent poetry from around the net.

Twitter: @tummidge Website: scottcummingwriter.wordpress.com

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