Thursday, April 19, 2018

J.J. Campbell writes

those soft eyes

those soft eyes look me 
up and down from across
the room

so many years since the
brain has danced like this

good thing i'm a few
drinks in

all sense of dread has
turned to liquid courage

what could possibly go
wrong when an out of work,
overweight guy in his forties
approaches a beautiful black
woman in her twenties

especially when you see a
large black man walking
right behind you

i suppose if the drinks were
something other than the
strong shit

you would have realized those
soft eyes were never intended
for you
Related image
Self Portrait [detail] -- Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

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