she watches you
from across the table

she imagines what
it would be like
to overtake your body

to live life through
your senses

to go home
to your bed
to make love 
to the man in it

to pull a towel
tight over your breasts
after a warm shower

to comb through 
dripping, untangled hair

to catch a glimpse 
of yourself in the bathroom mirror
as you lotion your legs

how beautiful!
to smile to yourself and think
yes, I belong in this world