Obligatory social gatherings, work colleagues,
over rated, really abysmal.
He watched her with the intent gaze of a hair stylist.
She touched the sleeve of her dress–
Distress code for, “Let’s leave.”
He winked and touched the bridge of his nose–
Reply: “I know.”
An hour later they spooned, old clothes luxury,
popcorn munching, old movie watching,
date night belated, ethereal.
01 May 2018