Life of the party

Last night I went out
the extra man again
not knowing that I was obliged
to stay and dance and play
party games with the guests

Escorting a senate widow
happy to be free to touch
another man without guilt
I was happy to make myself
available –

When I glimly realized
that I was to be
the evening’s entertainment,
to be served up when it was time
to stop talking and start acting
like fools in love




©Daniel von der Embse

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