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after my date asked if i wanted to get a bottle of sparkling water and go back to my studio

I wondered if

when we got there and he saw the day’s laundry draped over the bed frame

he’d help me put the duvet in its cover

I wondered if

before we went to bed

he’d dab calamine on my hard-to-reach places

because it was the only thing I hadn’t tried for the itching

and because it seemed like the kind of scene my poet friends would write

and read

and we’d all gasp

pink in the bathroom

pink in the bedroom

He and I would’ve been good to ourselves

for having had just enough wine

and time out in the weather

where the sky

he said

gave us so much