than once
she believed
she found the one:
the man of her dreams.
Finally! Her “plus one!”
Yet, time and again, they just
did not add up. Relationships
turned out positively negative,
one miscalculation after the next.

P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Asides April Poem-A-Day Challenge #5: Plus. Posted for day 34 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.


  1. Perfect. A gem, this. More than once found the one, indeed. Plus one. The concept, the language, the structure: not a (heh heh) single word wasted. In sum: this rocks, totally.

    I’m bowing.


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