Beat

everyone waiting softcore screens nursing drinks
in darkened hall smoke shadows nuzzle graze
catching eyes on floor on bar looking looking away
starting from other end inching closer
dance of desire passing around three times
(but same time checking out one behind)
faltery conversation weather attendance other bland things
hoping invitation to spend night not to go home alone
hardly heard above pulsing music lights strobe on lonely faces tight ripped shirts
dark jackets pressed collars constrictor sleeves coiffed hair careless brushing bopping to beat
alike automatons