The Looking

Two people in a room,
looking at each other,
Gauging, weighing,
the mutual interest.

Others pass by,
drink in hand,
to the looking.

Her hair, his eyes,
her shape, his shoes,
her lips, his shoulders;
expertly evaluated.

The music once more
drags them back in.
People everywhere talk.
They failed the test.

December 19, 2013