30s kind of affair

she could have picked any gin joint in the city to walk into with her dangerously high heels bright red lips seaside highway curves

yet when the door opened to this one the jazz band skipped a note and for a long glorious moment silence filled the smokey bar

she looked like a model in search of a runway or a daydream come to life as she stood and cast a gaze that made every guy swallow

all i saw was trouble wrapped in the sexiest gift wrap and delivered with an already lit fuse about to explode in front of me

there was something to the way she swayed as she crossed the room that said the trail of broken hearts was strictly by design

when she sat on the stool next to me i smelled sunshine wafting on a lazy sunday afternoon filled with the promise of trouble

she pulled out a cigarette and seven lighters sprang to life but she eyeballed me with an intensity that caused me to blink

i sipped from my sweating glass to hide the shake in my hand as i casually fumbled my lighter out and flicked the wheel with calm

she leaned forward and i got an eye full of the stuff that would make a poet weep tears as he penned an ode to aphrodite

she arched an eyebrow at my not so subtle glance and the corner of her thick lips raised as her stare returned mine with a challenge

i got a refill and one for the beautiful stranger as well and we sat silently sipping the clear drink as our olives bobbed in sync

we drank like we knew the mistakes we would make in the course of this evening of frantic hands and low throaty growls

the band played on as every head found it’s way to stare at the two of us seated close enough that her shapely thighs rubbed on mine

in the morning there would be smudged lipstick on the collar of my one time freshly pressed shirt left in a trail of discarded clothes

but for now we had the bar and the promise of what was to come i forced myself to drink slowly and savor each too long look

she could have picked any gin joint in the city to walk into with her dangerously high heels bright red lips seaside highway curves

but she knew exactly what she wanted and a same like that tended to get all of it and more with just one smokey glance

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