Trapped in the automat

black and white of old cafe

Once upon a time
A maiden longed for passion
Pining for her prince

Fishing in frog ponds
Searching in fresh produce aisles
Squeezing the melons

Pursuing her dreams
Sports bars and trivia nights
Hoping for a match

Meeting Mister Right
Her one and only pursuit
She’ll stop at nothing

Subtle men attend
Twice weekly worship meetings
Have mother issues

Erudite readers
Book clubs are for amateurs
Library buffets

A hungry man’s heart
Is trapped in the automat
Going for seconds

Happiness eludes
There are no more bachelors
Cat Lady future

No white knight to kiss
Her feet cold at eventide
Unaccompanied

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Inspiration: Trapped in the Automat
The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is “Once”
Submitted to Haiku Friday for LouCeeL