She eats quickly

The waiter brings the check

“Separate checks!” I shout.

He jumps out of his skin

and brings the bill, a second time

He looks at me

like I’m an incomplete man

Maybe he’s right

I’ve been used many times

and there isn’t much left

“Would you like to go for a walk?”

She nods

We move under summer trees

and I like her company

but I can’t get close to her

and I don’t know why

I kiss her

a dry cringe-worthy kiss

and it takes her by surprise

Then she travels

3 states away

to live

and she’s quite content

while I write this poem.

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