Unintentionally seductive,
the waitress unbuttoned her reticence slowly
her back turned toward me
pale skin uncovered in dim light

Incorrectly assuming
(I suppose)
that I would take the shyness as
reluctance; as concession.

Unaware I would draw meaning
not from the speed of her undressing, but from
her fingertips on my shoulders,
the sound of her breath in my ear.

Those were better indicators,
leaving me to conclusions more accurate than
first impressions.

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