She whispers her fears of genocide and what to wear to work.
She’s sitting down at the desk _______I cannot go beyond this
————————————————turn the page and again it is written
————————————————end at “work,” prepare response,
–———————————————–prepare to whisper back.
She whispers (mouth) moving close to ear.
her fears (so close) I can smell the cigarette smoke.
of genocide (tongue) starting center , moving along the ridged roof of mouth.
and what to wear to work (her breasts) now brushing against my arm.
She takes another drag from the cigarette
and I stand silent,
unaware of the world around us.