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Guardian Angel

Asleep at the bar

I keep an eye on the unusual couple in the corner

A fetching and vexing woman

An inappropriate man trying to take advantage of her

Repeated escape attempts are abandoned

As they lose each other in bypassing conversation

Erratic ringing of cellphones

Break the occasionally rising tension

Their drinks grow thicker in the awkwardness that never heals

He grows more restless as the evening's metronome

Drive them forward and beyond

Her victory is dawn's discovery

Satisfied I peel myself from my seat

And head home


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