Hazy evenings that
pass into morning
where unknown friends
shout obscenities to
a game of dominos.

The suggestion of
dancing partners speeds
up my heart
while I mumble
under my breath.

You lay your
cards, turn after
turn, game after
game, despite my 
best attempts, I can’t
seem to win.

It’s midnight and 
you put the
game away, there’s
no point in
going on.