Betrothed in Boston

I am a woman who knows
what I’m worth. I can calculate
by forming composites of many
constituent parts: looks, charm,
degrees, abilities, funds, potentialities
for combinations of same. I use
anaphora to express this because
I am a poet. I am a trained poetess
who trained with poets of no class.
I was not impressed. I was not
engaged then, not yet, but my
partner needed to be worth more.
I am now worth more than I ever
have been. I would throw myself
mid-Charles for a Kennedy.