FIVE, by Colleen Laeger
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FIVE, by Colleen Laeger.

It's a running tally.
In
the daze of dancing, in the alcohol high, it slows down my
surroundings.
Your
hands on my hips pulling me into you satisfies me for a moment.
There's
nothing quite like kissing a stranger on a crowded dance floor.
I
wonder if you can hear my heartbeat, the hazy intoxicated heartbeat that gets
faster when your lips touch my neck.

I
don't even know your name. I guess that's part of the appeal.
Strangers,
but we connect on a level that can only be achieved with spirits.
It
may not matter that I won't see you again, but our sweat mixes and the bass
buzzes in my ear.
I
don't want it to end.

But
the night isn't over.
"Come
back to mine," he whispers.
I'm
already at 4. All on nights where we weren't all there.
Don't
make this a habit, I tell myself
But
before I knew it, we walk down the dark streets laughing arm in
arm.

I
want to go with him, to experience a different part of life that has always
seemed forbidden to me.

It's
not the sex that intrigues me; after a while, it's all the same.

But
the connection between 2 people...the hope of new
beginnings.





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FIVE, by Colleen Laeger