rack ’em up

we were ready to play

I could tell by your smile

you were going to clean up

it was rare you didn’t

watching you eye the table

I wanted you to look at me

like that

trying to figure the best trajectory

watching you slide that cue

I wanted your hands on me

like that

gentle force in the slow movement

between your fingers

but pool was your game

not me

and now I appreciate that

you never tried to play me

you never tried to break me

until one day

without trying

you did


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