Men Fall In Love With You

There – again – a man falling in love with you
From outside – in the dark – looking up
I could read his thoughts at twenty-five yards
through their bare double glazing
as he engaged himself with more than your words

Even across that distance – I can stand inside him
I can unfix his smile and slur his slightly-drunk words
Let him falter – adjust his laughter to minimise its effect
I can make him worry – too much – about his bad breath

But I know my place on this side of the glass
where I watch you – if I want to –
seeing how you make men fall in love with you
in that accidental way of sweet smiles and
eye contact – those mistakes we made


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