one night
to commune with
the queen city
flood waters receded
tiara glows
atop the welcoming skyline
La boheme on the Ohio River
a torrent
beneath the reclaimed moon
in theatre seats rejoined
that won’t recline far enough
for a saturday night love affair
rodolfo and mimi
across a table at maury’s
how your
fedora and blue eyes
lean back
to take
more of me in
and my high heeled crossed leg
finds yours under
the table
and our waiter knows
too much
i touch my earring and laugh
you say something absurd in
a french accent
it was
i love you

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