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Surprise Me At Night

The turn around date

By SharikaPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - January 2024

The crowds are loud

drinks fill the room,

another tinder date,

something I’m so not used to.

He babbles on about his ex wife

I stare past him to the waiter

And think to myself,

his ass is kinda nice.

My phone buzzes

And I use it as an excuse,

It’s just an Instagram notification

But I let it be my muse.

I slip outside to take my pretend call,

What a waste of a night,

this guy isn’t interesting at all.

I pace back and forth,

as I make up what to say

It’s starts raining hard

Shit, what a day!

The rain seems to stop

And I look up to the air,

surprised by an umbrella

And the waiter standing there.

His eyes are gorgeous

a Everest green,

he stands 6 foot tall

And his body looks super lean.

He smiles down at me,

as he says I look cold

I awkwardly laugh

and said I was just going for a stroll.

We talk for a while

And I watch as my date leaves,

No text, no call, he wasn’t looking for me.

He slips off into the crowd,

right where he belongs.

As the waiter tell me his name,

And that he lives here in town.

He takes me by the hand

And offers to buy me a drink

The night just got better,

thanks to tinder, I think…

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About the Creator


I love writing, creating something out of nothing, the world is a canvas. Musically anything goes. I was the girl in high school in the corner with ear buds and notepad. Now I’m the women who dances to her own drum barefoot on shore.

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  • Natasha Collazo4 months ago

    Ope. 👏

  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

    Fabulous & Fun!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Wonderful piece. Congrats on the TS.

  • Mattie :)4 months ago

    Excellent! Love this, Sharika :)

  • Awww, that waiter was so adorable! I loved your poem!

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