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Director's Cut

by Leah Laiben

He sounds
a bit
after a
few beers,
and that's
when we
like each other
He's cute
and charming,
I'm beautiful
and witty,
so together
we laugh
and talk
and drink
and occasionally
lay a hand on
the other's knee
to 'emphasize a point'.
We lie beautifully
to one another,
feeding ourselves
until we're full
so we can walk
not in love,
but not alone.


Posted on 10/20/2003
Copyright © 2021 Leah Laiben

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Olivia Weinkein on 10/20/03 at 06:42 PM

OMG...this is amazing. love love LOVE those last two lines. and regardless of whether i know the situation or not, others could read this and totally get it. you've jumped back with vengeance. posk.

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