party of one, by ivan jenson

I suppose it’s fine
that only a little wine
spilled on my vest
making me look like
a wounded guest
and I am perfectly OK
keeping my thoughts
to myself
exploring the books
on the shelf
sure I hoped I would blend
and my loneliness would end
at least the dip was spicy
and the music was decent
and even if the one joke
I told fell flat
because it was possibly
politically incorrect
at least I put myself out there
and that is commendable
I deserve a medal of honor
for reaching out socially
even if staying home
and watching Netflix
would have made me
less miserable


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