In a Lonely Place on 10-11-2019

These last few days I’m unwittingly inventorying parts of the head, like a meditative scanning of Gloria and Bogie. Today it’s noses, Bogie snorting smoke from his nostrils like a cartoon bull, and a shadow of the tip of Gloria’s imprinted neatly beneath hers, which I’d never noticed, and only did today because I was first attracted by her smile. I wonder if Bogie noticed the shadow, or missed it as I did for days (weeks? months?), infinitely captivated by the rest of her. Or maybe he wasn’t paying much attention at all, just doing his job.⠀