Listen, Girlfriend

If you want your sweet lips
to survive this town:
Carry your own condoms;
don’t jump in a car of strangers;
don’t get blackout drunk
unless your BFF is keeping watch.
Test-strip pills for fentanyl.
If a last-call beau doesn’t rate
your repartee, chuck him.
In the body-seizing music,
limb-freeing dancing,
your gyrations mirrored
in a roomful of eyes,
discover your most durable self.

What are you looking for?