“Who is that girl?”
“Just another ‘out of work’ actress
who’s been hanging around on and off
for the past few years
in the same faded denim dress and hairstyle.
She likes to give people the impression
that she’s a relaxed and aware intellectual,
but she’s nothing more
than an indolent, introverted dreamer
who refuses to grow up and accept responsibilities
consequently she drifts around in a self-centred world
saturated by her own intensity and abstract idealism.
A few guys hang around her
because she is reasonably attractive
and gives off a certain air of helplessness.
Though continually and earnestly asking for advice
she only ever does
exactly as she had intended!
The first date will take the form
of a deep and involved conversation
during which she drains numerous glasses of wine
together with your ‘soul’.
It is subtly done I must admit
and only later do you realise
that you’ve let out things
you haven’t confessed to anyone –
even yourself – for years.
So with your life
screwed up into a matchbox in her pocket
you finally go home dazed,
lightheaded and rather exhausted.
She is the prime example
of a latent bourgeois reactionary
living in no-man’s land.
Will say no more my lad
go find out for yourself.
Maybe you can save her,
though I doubt it.
Still, you never know do you?
You have a complicated past
and she laps that up.
More to talk about and analyse
during those everlasting soul searches.
Buy me a couple of pints
and I’ll introduce you at the pub tomorrow.
Don’t rely on it though
she’s somewhat unpredictable.”