they're drowning in these vehicular feelings

sentiment be damned: dependant is the new amorous

he fumbles with buckles, eyeing her discreetly

such an operation (friction replaces trust)

she's undressing to impress as his eyes scar her skin

temperate; just another screw on a bed of nails

they're dancing with contrived desire and sweating sin

a hopeless end to a dear and dead exchange

you and i, we watch them with eyes like windows

voyeurs or angels – there is so little difference

pious and pedantic though the words catch in your throat

you're only a rebel from the waist downwards, he says

nobody can look as she smiles and turns away