"Hi" awkward silence
"Hello?" perhaps a bad connection, I tap the phone a stammer returns..
"Hello" a paper cut
"I'm in town, thought we could catch up...tonight?" you could hear a
"Is that wise?" answered with doubt - curiosity
"We've both moved on, it's been 3 years lighten the tone I hear myself
...heard you got hitched?" news faster than the speed of light
"Yeah...yeah I did"
"Surely no harm..old friends right?" I heard the smile
"At the Hotel...our old Hotel ... say 6?" anticipating yes... no my hand clutches the cell
"I should be okay...see you there" stomach knots I hit end call a light kiss on the cheek I smell familiar scents as we sit, knees close able to touch
"You look great" smiles
"We do" edgy laugh
"To you" glasses raised simultaneously like we never parted never moved on never met anyone new the lost jig-saw pieces another drink, seductive lips wrapped around the rim and another knees again..but electricity this time shuffling feet across the carpet zaps I watch it pour vodka drink of choice merry-go-round time no words just glances no actions .. only the language of our bodies
"So you're happy"?
"Hmm" was the reply hesitant a so-so kinda answer I reach out covering your fingers that strum nervously on the bar
"I ...ah...booked a room.. for old times sake?" pupils enlarge pulse beats
"No regrets... pretend nothing happened?" a wink as we walk upstairs holding sweaty palms
"No regrets at all" as we enter the room the familiar decore of yester-years love that was blinded by afternoon lust before we moved on and life changed and routine set like a dark cloud as I undid his belt hands trembling