As she moved before me
I knew my will was to be tested.
My resolve was on the line.
The smile creeping into the corner of her mouth
teased my own to part and slowly lick my lips.
As her hands moved delicately through the air
I had to wring mine together just to keep them from reaching out.
Her eyes were locked in a steady gaze toward mine
as mine roamed from one of her offerings to another.
I could barely discern her words
but the sound of her voice said only one thing:
“Take whatever you want from me”.
I heard my own voice, as if from outside of myself,
“Give me the ‘Death by Chocolate’, please.”