Casual Friends


by Tora Chung

January 14, 2008


Casual friends

Are what they are,

Met in a casual way.

Went to the movies

And out to supper,

Went to the highlands

And walked the streets of town.


Casual friends

Chit-chatting together,

Comparing notes on the world.

Everything is slow and casual,

Then suddenly

A touch and a look,

A change overtakes them.


Anything but casual

Is what they are.

Confessions and whispers

Pass between them

And wet dreams

Become their companions

As they struggle to

Be casual again.