pacing like a soldier

he senses she’s in danger
but she is danger too
and so he sets to guarding
from a distance
he thought he was
a stronger man
a smarter man
but this girl can
strip from him
all semblance
of resistance
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he’s pacing like a soldier
a detective on a stakeout
he’s pacing with his starbucks
and his cigarette just lit
tomorrow
he’ll stop smoking
get a haircut
drink less caffeine
but she’s the only thing
that he can’t quit
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

© 2017 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by unsplash, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the Daily prompt – filter

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