I showed up
simply elated you asked if I was free.

This month is chaotic
but our undeniable draw
to one another
is not.

So, I showed up
right after I saw your name
light up upon my screen
with a smile
cracking the skin of my lips
for this one hour
we had aligned flawlessly.

A cropped yellow T-shirt,
overly comfortable
black and blue shorts,
and my sandals
that you’re convinced look like
Hair greased flat to my scalp
coffee in hand

“Is this your girlfriend?”

I whip my head around only to see
a properly dressed,
hair with full volume, girl
you work with everyday
accompanied by two more
of your female coworkers
burning holes into my chest.