It’s Friday night and here I am
Sitting bar side
Quiet

Got a fire right beside me
Eyeing me up and down

Peripheral lust

Likes the way my glass perspires
Under her cool exhales

Likes the way my lips soften
Into her gaze

What’s a man to do
But order another round

Under the purple lights
Of the local dive
In my mind

– – –
Jason Brain
2016