The New Girl

The New Girl

the new girl 
will be gorgeous
or ugly as a dog
or something else
in between

the new girl
will be blonde
or brunette
or blue
or bald
or long
or short
straight
or curly
frizzy or silky
or something else

the new girl
will be black
or white
or latino
or asian
or something else

the new girl
will be
tall or tiny
obese or scrawny
or something else
in between

the new girl
will dress
sporty
chic
arty
trashy
camouflaged country
or something
else

the new girl
with have an accent
or not
she will speak
with a robust vocabulary
or not

the new girl's teeth
will be straight
and white
or not

the new girl
will be loud or quiet
showy or subdued
intelligent or dumb
or something else
in between

the new girl
will like music
of a certain style
and books
for a certain type
or not

the new girl
will worship jesus
or cards and crystals
or something else
or nothing

the new girl
will love boys or girls
women or men
sugar daddies
sugar mommas
sugar babies
or all
or some
or none

the new girl
will like dogs
or cats
or birds
or reptiles
or fish
or all
or some
or none

the new girl
will be witty or dull
nervous or composed
compassionate or cold
or something else

naturally
you'll try
to understand the new girl
or not

naturally
you will judge
the new girl
for her tattoos and hair
or not
naturally 
you will judge
her tastes
her styles
her composure
her manners
and mannerisms

if you decide
to know the new girl
you'll discover
the many ways
you got her wrong
cause you're not an expert
or a mystic
when it comes to people
fashions
or much
of anything 
else

you are not a genius
not even that wise
of a man
you are not
a sibyl
nor a soothsayer
your are only
a crude observer
and course interpreter
of patterns

if you decide
to really know the new girl
you'll need
to make peace
with being
very wrong

so what'll you do?
get to know
the new girl
or be content
and safe
in your initial assessment
shunning her
never caring
like everything else
so you'll never
be wrong?

will you stubbornly cling
to first impressions
standard classifications
for what the new girl
needs to be
so that you
can remain 
what you 
need to be
too?

if she turns out
to be sweet
will you allow her to be?
or will she still
need to be sour
so that you
can always be right?

will you ignore
the new girl
her charm
her smile
her wit
in order
to be right?

will you accept 
the new girl
but ignore
her cold and calculating
cunning and lies
so your intuition
from first impressions
can still be
correct?

there are things
about the new girl
you can know
that she sleeps
eats
and shits
but 
beyond that
there's a lot to learn
beyond
what we think
we know

how will you define the new girl
by her tattoos
her pigment
her hair
her dress
her books
her weight
the loves and hates
she wears on her sleeves
or sticks
on her bumper?

there'll be much to discover
about the new girl
so long
as you're willing to be
as stupid
and naïve
as you need to be
in order
to learn
what she's really
about

will you invest
in knowing the new girl
accepting that
next year
she'll be different
than the girl
she was
last year
when she was new?

be careful
what you choose to do
about the new girl
because it will say
as much about you
as anything
you'll ever know
about her

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