First date: Let me elaborate

Originally posted on COVID Odyssey by Alan Grace: My vir[tu]al COVID-19 journey:
? First date: Let me elaborate Cogitate Ruminate Appreciate Salivate Fixate Oscillate Debate Capitulate Contemplate Abdicate Germinate Inundate Elevate Inchoate Blind-date Anticipate Dominate Interest-rate Orchestrate Activate Celebrate Great First-rate Chocolate Checkmate! Alan Grace 26 April 2018 Daily prompt: Elaborate Inchoate

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Originally posted on Colombage's Corner:
In the eyes of a man I make him seem weak In the eyes of a woman I make her seem ordinary Not my fault… Since birth he is taught that boys don’t cry she is taught that girls are fragile In the stark light of sun I make…