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Liquor and Lace

by Megan Guimbellot

My kohl-rimmed eyes meet yours across my gin martini and I’m lost in the liquid gaze that meets mine from the far corner of the crowded dance floor
you swirl me in a cocktail of suits and silk.
I feel the weight of the night.

You are the big band swell of music and the balmy air in the narrow streets
As much as you try to hide secrets behind the jaunty tilt of your fedora I feel you out
Like braille in the deepening light I anticipate your movements

I invite you via lash-blink
to strip me down to garterstockinghighheel weightlessness

Turn the record on, crank up the volume, and tip me onto satin sheets.


Author's Note: Just for tonight.

Posted on 08/11/2013
Copyright © 2021 Megan Guimbellot

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by George Hoerner on 08/12/13 at 12:23 AM

Enjoyable write!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/12/13 at 01:31 AM

Well, that should do it! This is bright and doesn't beat around the bush. Thanks!

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