Saturday, April 7, 2007

Stalling Inhibition

The Eagle Has Landed
Originally uploaded by lorenzodom

Stalling Inhibition
(not this time)

She thinks were just friends.

Blame it on the wine,
but suddenly, I’m inclined
toward more.

Suo marito รจ qui con lei?
I dreamt of saying
after swaying,
after we kissed hello.

The kiss goodbye
was even better—
whetter, with the wine
kicking in.

But I know better.
I know the sting of her wrath already;
I know what this woman can do.

Hence, I will not pursue, you, this time
I will not pursue this minim of infatuation.
Even if your “tired” phone-voice did slowly
peel away a layer of my inhibition
this afternoon.

Even if, admittedly, I swoon
if only a little,
a little,
every time I see you.

No, not this time.

Wine, you devil you,
you demon,

Not this time.

Stalling, Part II

A couple shots of whiskey later.

I imagined she had whispered,
“Take me away, with you.”

Instead, she had really only said,
“I wish I could go with you,”
—I felt she actually meant it though.

I felt she was yearning for a night out,
her consolation being
she’s going away on business

Working, but at least, away.

Her aching was almost palpable,
I felt, I feel,
here in soused retrospect.

Something was amiss
when she stuck her head out the door,
to say goodbye again.

Not anymore.
I understand.

I imagined she whispered,
“Take me with you.”

I should have said,

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