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The Cocktail Party
by Helga Ross

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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“At every party there are two kinds of people -- those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” ~Ann Landers

or, dating....

The Cocktail Party

 She’s shy, so you don’t see the horizon in her eyes

(though they’d hit you from a distance when the sun is high

a bolt of  Wedgwood blue, to rival any sky)

tonight—viewed through smoky lids and veils of lashes

in chandelier-on-dimmer shadows, muddy-hued.

The freckle in her left, punctuates the sense of humour

you’d never guess—in this milieu.

She’d appeal to you, at face value, I suppose,

but at a loss after hellos; as hapless as a bee would be to butterfly,

stabbing at small-talk with the socially adept.

The smile a little too forced, the gaze a little too fixed;

feeling phobic and out of her depth; second guessing, fearing, exposed:

This, the person your friend brought to the party

on his arm, disarmed, whose face alone,

passing fair, doesn’t hold you long

and you move on. Leaving her imagining you thinking:

“Some of my friends have some pretty vapid friends.”

 

© Helga Ross   Feb. 28, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/28/2010
i like it-a nice character study
Reviewed by Helga Ross 2/28/2010
Ok. What can i say? published on my Birthday.



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