That Awkward Moment…

it lays there, bloated
in between when you
and the other person
connected and laughed
(or that’s what you thought)

and when you speak
and your heart falls
out and open
on the floor
with the inscription

would you like
to come over
for dinner and wine?

eyes narrow,
furrowing brows
and glance off
to the side
and it shifts

and it’s game over
flowers fade
the smell of smoke
and burnt cookies
lingering

File_3174, 2/9/15, 4:46 PM,  8C, 6508x8606 (708+960), 100%, Art Scanning-1,  1/40 s, R65.7, G31.1, B51.5