The balmy dense air touched my skin through my clothes. Clouds moved in thick light puffs across the dark starred sky, blocking. The night lanterns placed here and there dripped with moisture, heat and dimmed the large glass encasings, which brought a kind of romantic hue to the solitary night.
My gaze… appreciating the pink in the martini glass that rested on the low wide wicker arm, watching the tiny bug circle and circle the clear glass, avoiding the condensation.
Mirroring the hushed light of the late night, my mind deep in thought. The days before… behind.
Under the glimmer of dark, I listened to a group of young men, the table over. It was interesting and not. Almost, I piped in to add to the conversation, and …no. Let me, be.
“We followed you out here where it’s cooler.”
Yes, it was simply unbearable in there!
As I sat long reclining on the cushion-less chair, my seat sore from the long drive of the day, I listened and relaxed and enjoyed.
The deep male voices and my pink raspberry martini. Soaking in the night, with me.
A date with me. For a blissful first moment of time, I wasn’t missing something. For a blissful moment, my alone became… beautiful.