Two Drink Query
The way you smiled at me,
Eloquence in eyes and nose and teeth,
Books strewn across tables.
As you study diligently I find myself
Dreaming about casual conversation –
what you study
why two drinks
And do you like Earl Grey because it’s what I currently
Bring to my lips.
I practiced my clarity with the girl at the counter
(who, obviously, is a lackluster substitute)
Turned around, and he answered my
Two drink query.
I place my glasses (eye
Down in a veiled indignance, and retreat
To lesser pursuits.