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Below is the poem entitled Companionship which was written by poet Stephen Kilmer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Shadows on lipstick
The pink is turning gray
Flakes in the corners
But I still have to pay
She said she was the best 
Not ten years long ago
I’d pay double back then
But I don’t want to love her
I just want to talk
She seems disappointed
To the point of being insulted
I say it’s not your body
Though it’s not as young as it could be
The tattoos don’t both me 
Not even the rosary
I try to explain I need companionship
She says “Well then get a dog”
I can’t argue with her there but they can’t discuss 
Rembrandt, but then again neither can she
So what am I doing here in the Elvis Suite in Vegas
With a $300 hooker I picked up at the MGM Grand?
I was lonely for companionship I needed to feel a connection
To feel as if I could laugh with someone and share my inner soul
Boy was I sucker, a hayseed, a water boy on the bench.
Naïve doesn’t do just to my stupidity.
Well I tried to talk about poetry, politics, anything to get a rise
But her interest was about the money and the ride.
I told her she’d get paid no matter what we did.
And she said, “Listen kid if we aren’t gong to do anything then just 
Hand over the jack and I’ll be on my way.”
Well talking was nothing and I handed her the doe.  
She smiled and laughed and told me she had a degree in philosophy
And would love to spend some time with me just not on the clock.  
You see it takes a whole night to discuss Plato and only a moment to have a ball. 

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  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:53:00 PM
    WOW! Stephen, how times and companions change.. I hope this is a a story... I'd hate for you to go on a real date with the h@@ker.. anyways, it was a fine story, and I truly enjoyed.. luv~ Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/17/2013 9:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes it is a story. I have never been with a hooker in my life. ~Kilmer