Updated: Jul 10, 2020
She asks Tell me, sad eyes What would it take to get a dance?
I don’t answer
My silence doesn’t register as an answer She asks again
I stand, all jeans, boots & empty Take her hand for a couple trips around the floor Under neon I barely recognize my reflection in the glass
I’d rather be taking up space at the bar Listening to that mournful wail Letting my mind head off on its dark walk
You’re a hell of a dancer Buy me a beer? she asks
There’s no calling my mind back I leave her with a sweating beer & a tip for the bar Her frown says she gets it