home wrecker


i want to whisper in her ear
i have seen your boyfriend naked
but i don’t because they just look
so damn beautiful together

why ruin a good thing. the table is covered with linen and we all look so nice in our sweaters and it’s been so long since i’ve seen you. the chiming glasses are filled with dark wine that would make a terrible stain on the carpet. we talk about the snow and people we know who are less successful than we are. cigarettes are lit on the balcony, where our breath comes in plumes that seem to crystallize in the night air, and she comes up behind you and slides her arm around your waist and i look away towards the lights of the city, which is filled with millions of people just like you and me, people who might have once had a shot at it, but that all happened a long time ago and we are not the same people we used to be, but i still wonder who we were back then, who we are now. she laughs at some lame joke i make and gives me a hug, then goes back inside to the warmth and portishead on the stereo, it could be sweet… drifting out through the half-open door now fogged with condensation.


i want to whisper in her ear
i have seen your husband naked
but i don’t because she’ll discover
his ugliness soon enough.

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One Comment

  1. “i want to whisper in her ear
    i have seen your husband naked
    but i don’t because she’ll discover
    his ugliness soon enough.”

    I feel ya on this one.

    Reply

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