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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