You make small talk

And I wonder

what you’re thinking

I reach out and stroke your forearm

Slowly

In the midst of you fixing me a drink

Toxicants – alcohol & touch

We exchange

I can see the surprise in your eyes

Amused at this rare initiation

Knowing it’s not

The alcohol I’m after tonight

You smile

And I am undone

 

Sashikala Premawardhane

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