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Don't Go Home With Your Hard​-​on

from Death of a Ladies' Man by Karl Ward

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The night is all possibility
One more line, just one more drink
She says "Dance with me!
To whatever they're playing now!"
We push through the crowd, into the street
Crash through her door, into her sheets
And the night is full
So we follow desire down.
She wakes soft as I make to leave
Saying “Love can’t live in sunlight it seems.”
I say “Love can live until
Its name is spoken out loud.”

Now I’m staring at the wall,
Not thinking, not at all,
And the night is empty now

She said –

The next girl she smiles, says to me,
“Don’t think too hard about what this means,
It don’t have to mean
Anything at all.”
Her eyes meet mine and never leave.
The dress it falls down to her feet
And then it’s done and
I’m standing in the hall.

She says “stay a little while.”
But I can’t return her smile,
When the words have all run out.

She said –

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from Death of a Ladies' Man, released November 20, 2017

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