Placebo

by Janis Gaines

I didn’t know where we were going
When I took your hand
And led you down this slippery slope
Only that slipping was a release
From that steady place you hated so much
And sliding brought relief
From being so sure of yourself
Finally free falling
In tandem
And somewhere we found ourselves at the bottom
Holding each other in a wild caress
You called my name
With breathy passion in my ear
“Oh, Placebo…”

Funny, I thought.
That’s not my name.

© February 6, 2007
Flowery Branch, GA

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