Week 22 – Passing

A glimpse into the experience of an introvert at a party.



A practiced sense
perceives the cue

Features align
in pre-agreed patterns
A sure smile with
only a hint
of bared teeth

Gritted support
shores up the dam
sustaining the optical reservoir
of salty impropriety.

The evening builds
nodding and grasping
closing one’s eyes
on the looming flood

But interminable toasts
inflate the pressure
evacuation becomes a necessity.

The unsocialite’s nightmare
Is a single, solitary toilet.
The polite knock comes all too soon.



10th Jun 17, Graz


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