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light on the tongue
and I think of you
that red dress
the thin strap falling
candlelight and the last
of the wine after
clams linguine
the tiramisu so sweet
with a hint of bitter
chocolate -- of espresso
too rich so we split it
the candle flickering
moving shadows
each waiting for
the other to take
the last bite