Immediately Suspect

If you’re getting off
I’d like to buy you a drink
though it’s not really a drink
that I’m interested in having with you.
I want to talk with you.
I want to kiss on you.
I want to touch various parts of your body
– but not only
the ones you’d immediately suspect.

I want to know you
far better than I already do
and I can freely admit
I’m enraptured by what I already know.

I want to verify my assumptions
and clarify the errors.
I want to erase your difficulties
and have you massage mine.
I want to be there for you
and with you
to a degree that
I’m more than a little embarrassed about
but nonetheless feel completely
and absolutely.

But maybe you knew all that
without my saying
so I’ll shut up now
and hope that you’ll be willing to get that drink
assuming you ever get off.

About Jonathan Berger

I used to write quite a bit more.
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