"Only a Body"
One warm body
amongst the rest
a beating heart
pulsing in the collective metronome.
Blurs of faces, eyes and lips
one's scent tangled and slipped around the next's
speaking voices sound as one
same soft sweet words tiptoe from mouths to ear.
Love trodden skin, etched numb by silky feminine fingertips,
no longer tingles...
her touch is no different than the rest.
How quick he is to dispose of this one when the past
to him were all the same
and the future will unfold no differently.