Oh couple on the couch
Don’t mind me
And the five other people in the room
To be fair: I’m the only one whose direct field of vision you’re in
I was trying to decide which movie to catch later
But this is just as well
And twenty-five cents cheaper to boot
I’m trying not to be too callous
Certainly I’ve been compromised by a good comfy couch before
I’ve been on that very couch
I’ve also fallen in love there
It’s that comfy
If it could talk...
It would probably learn not to
Watch that laptop, buddy
It’s about to fall off her...
Oh--! He’s quick!
But if the occasional and consistent awkward glances their way
by those of us in the room without a date
Will not deter them from hormonal stupor
Why should the threat of a falling portable electronic device?
Back at it
One of these days I will finally have the nerve
To continue gawking even after they’ve noticed
that I’ve stopped everything that I’m doing
just so they don’t have to
And in that magical instant
they will know by my expectant facial expression
and my motioning hand gesture
saying let’s keep this rolling folks...don’t stop now...
that the creeper and the creeped are mutually edified by one another
and also quite indistinguishable one from the other in this context
just a public way of saying “thank you” for their publicness