booth in the corner

She had always been distrustful of her mirror
she told you.
After a few too many drinks.
Apple flavoured bullshit.
She was, like, sorta, distrustful of you now
she admitted.
After a few more drinks.
Something orange she ordered in a mumble.
Over tipping.
Your words came too easy
to her.
She said.
Her eyes now throwing false
at her earlier bravado.
leaninginpullingback
You were
Brought here by
coercion
boredom
a cab full of “friends”
smelling of cologne, beer,
aggression
Willingly against your will.
Cautiously pessimistic.
She spoke to you first.
Welcomed
but unwanted.
Gorgeous. Brunette.
You were not in the mood.
Funny. Sweet.
No patience for it tonight.
A little wounded. Sparkling eyes.
Fuck.
You moved to a seat closer
to her.
interestedbutdon’twanttobe
She’s too young.
You’re too smooth.
But.
She’s too sweet.
You’re too smart.
But.
Circles of friends
circling each other.
canibuyouadrink?
placing his hand on the small of
ilovethissong!’s
back.
And forth
you go.
with her
with yourself.
She’s too inexperienced.
You’re too ready for something more.
But.

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  1. Dear Jessie says:

    I love this song.
    Peter- WHEN you visit, bring your work and visit the publishing houses. I laughed outloud. Again. People at my office think I’m a little bit crazy. Crazy and exhausted. And it’s all your fault.

  2. JenBun says:

    Peter, how do you do this???

    Love it.

    This part?

    Her eyes now throwing false
    at her earlier bravado.
    leaninginpullingback

    And especially this?

    Circles of friends
    circling each other.
    canibuyouadrink?
    placing his hand on the small of
    ilovethissong!’s
    back.
    And forth
    you go…
    But.

    Just impressive. I’m going to leave it at that unless I find better words.

    Thank you for putting your word doodles out there, every time. :)

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