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where are we going with this?

I tell her:

I'm the warm corona of heat
that engulfs this relationship

I'm the dead lust
of a 10-hour lifecycle

I'm the screeching halt
of trailer truck tires

She laughs off the words

empties her glass

crosses
naked
legs
and asks:

Why do you talk like that?
What do you expect from this?

I'm
not sure- don't
know- nothing
no
thing

just- (quickly before we both show ourselves)
put on your red skirt (I know you're crazy)
your shoes (I know I am as well)
we're leavin- outa here! (time is of the essence!)
goin to the country (a change of pace)
we're gonna (become REAL people)