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Fine Lines

I like a man
who keeps himself in shape...
but my man watched his fat content 
a little too closely to be sexy.

I like practicality...
so I could forgive this man
who never met me at an airplane 
once he explained 
his time-saving theories.

I want security...
so I could appreciate the man 
who saves for a future
(though his insisting on my 
paying my own way 
to the ballet, the opera, dinner-- 
even with his "let's be equal partners" rationale--
seemed extreme) 

a man
who's not afraid to get close to children...
I like that in a man--

but the way he held and kissed his daughter--that's

one line too many   crossed 
not so fine

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