how quickly we existed then

small pieces of banana can leave a mark
like semen.  The stain on the crotch of his trousers
reminds him of the girl he sat next to on
the way home from that school coach trip in ’97.

9th or 10th Feb 13

thank you for having me, he said,
thank you for coming
and the euphemisms played quietly
between them in the scent
of last night’s sex and this morning’s