Discreet

Discreet

A Poem by JR

I watch you through the mirror

I know it’s placed where it is

to facilitate this discreet act

I am instinctively looking to consume

and from the way you wear those jeans,

you are here to be eaten

I did the same, my cut is carefully crafted

I am aware of the arch of your boots

the pheromones in the air as you pass

something like the earth and musk

over my right shoulder, caught in a giggle,

hand upturned

your eyes move rapidly

as though you want to size up the entire bar at once

you crave omnipotence

I can dig it

I sometimes want the same

you know both your vintage and your worth

you drink your wine carefully,

I see you’ve spilled before

I’m a beer and whiskey man, but you don’t know that yet

you don’t know that you want to know that

but now it’s you, consuming me,

clandestine through the curve of your eyelashes

the mirror, so meticulous the angle

this is the point, this is our pact

now you’ll want to go outside,

you’ll want cigarettes or conversation or whatever

you’ll want me to tell you truths

and expect lies in return

you don’t know I divorced myself of lies

this is the point you’ll want me to ask for your number

I am an eater

you are an eater

and we both are looking for a rich meal

this will always be our discreet act


© 2019 JR


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' .. I’m a beer and whiskey man, but you don’t know that yet ~ you don’t know that you want to know that.. '

This is a naughty but nice train of thought, JR. Although your writing is warm as toast, you never go over the top. The words hide themselves in a sudden but subtle finish and, that is that - personal, private and.. seemingly very much based in truth and sincerity.

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JR

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Thanks! I do try and walk that line... and also try to make something unique to myself universal to .. read more



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Barroom courting rituals can be complex, strategies planned silently as people size each other up in mirrors. Here we see one such session. Will the speaker make his move? I'd say it's likely.

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JR

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I'd say it's likely too. It's always the song and dance, isn't it?
' .. I’m a beer and whiskey man, but you don’t know that yet ~ you don’t know that you want to know that.. '

This is a naughty but nice train of thought, JR. Although your writing is warm as toast, you never go over the top. The words hide themselves in a sudden but subtle finish and, that is that - personal, private and.. seemingly very much based in truth and sincerity.

Posted 1 Day Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

JR

1 Day Ago

Thanks! I do try and walk that line... and also try to make something unique to myself universal to .. read more

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