The Looking

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

Others pass by,
drink in hand,
oblivious
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