| flirt with a book |

«So, what do you go for in a girl?»
He crows, lifting the lager to his lips
He gestures where his mate sits
then Downs his glass
«He prefers tits, I prefer ass.»
«What do you go for in a girl?»

I feel quite uncomfortable,
The air left the room a long time ago.
All eyes are on me
hmm… if you must know.

I’d like a girl who reads
Yeah, reads.
I’m not trying to call you a chauvinist,
because I know that you’re not alone in this

I ‘d like a girl who reads.
Who needs the written word
& who uses the added vocabulary.
She gleans from novels and poetry
to hold lively conversation,
in a range of social situations

I want a girl who reads
Who’s heart bleeds at the
words of Graham Greene
Or even heat magazine
Who ties back her hair while
she is reading Jane Eyre
and goes cover to cover with
each waterstones three for two offer
but I want a girl who doesn’t stop there

Pietro Antonio Rotari (Italian artist, 1707-1762) Young Lady with a Book

| Pietro Antonio Rotari, Young Lady with a Book |

I want a girl who reads
Who feeds her addiction for fiction
With unusual poems and plays
That she hunts out in crooked bookshops
for days and days and days
She’ll sit addicted at breakfast,

soaking up the back of the conflakes box
And the info she gets from what
she reads makes her a total fox
beacuse she’s interesting & unique
& her theories make me go weak at the knees

I want a girl who reads
A girl who’s eyes will analyse
The menu over dinner
Who’ll use what she learns

to kick my ass in arguments
so she always ends the winner
But she’ll still be sweet and she’ll still be flirty
Cos she loves the classics and they are pretty dirty
So late at night she’d always have me in a stupor
As she paraphrases the raunchier
moments from the works of Jilly Cooper

See, some guys prefer asses
Some prefer tits
And I’m not saying that I don’t like those bits
But what’s more important
What supercedes
Is a girl a with passion, wit and dreams
So I ‘d like a girl who reads.

Mark Grist



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