The Other Version of What Happened

Photo by Tina Lear

Instead of driving to Bobo’s Tavern in my tight jeans
that winter night when it was too cold to snow,
instead of drinking with whoever would drink with me
and ending up on top of the table,
sad little sorta-married middle-aged gogo girl
(my husband’s out of town)
and I’m writhing to Sade’s “Smooth Operator”
having completely forgotten to
pick up my son from the dance…

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