Three naive high school boys

In July of ’66

Between junior and senior year

Quite dissimilar

Save for their quest

To procure female companionship

Embarking from O’Hare

To Reno

Then borrowing a car

From another friend’s dad

To drive to Yosemite

Clueless really

Somehow a collective

Understanding that

They needed to be seen

To succeed

Rented a cabin

Sitting outside

As if they would attract

Simply by being seen

Or as if pheromones

Would waft and capture

Their desired prey

Hours seemed to only add

Anxiety to their appearance

Till with sunlight fading

It seemed a young waif

Might have looked towards them

But the encroaching night

Put to rest their day’s struggle



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