Late Night Observations from the Back of the Bar
Deliberate coy lady,
Frequent fearful flyer,
Side by side as circumstance laughed.
Dying men, cash tab, no better place to move
Kept Marlboro conversation brilliant,
Slurred mascara, sloppy toupee
Becoming more attractive as hours drowned.
Deep look, small shrug, long kiss,
An arm snaked around waist…
It seemed a better alternative
To waking up alone.