He likes you the way Jack liked you
when you liked him at school
and this amounted to lunch with seven other people at his house
This guy has a wife.
Jack has a wife now too
but the space between you
isn’t a gridded text book, anymore
waiting for a cheat easy answer.
Your chemistry would be quashed like five day old avocado
kind of the wrong color
melting in the fridge drawer against a strawberry box.
There is no move on New Year’s
with this guy or Jack
or any other guy that works for you or doesn’t
or even someone you could afford
the going rate’s within means now
but being able to afford something doesn’t mean you’re going to get it
necessarily, does it?