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  • The first was a wine bar.
    Secluded from the crap weather.
    I was unsure but gave another chance.

    The second was an exclusive members club.
    A circle I would not have visited otherwise.
    I was advised to dress formally.
    Un-nerving rather than exciting.

    The scene from Pretty Woman came to mind..."From the outside in".
    With Miss Roberts exclaiming, "but I know the salad fork."
    I wasn't quite that bad, but it planted a seed.

    He spoke of his work.
    His wine.
    and France.
    I listened.

    I felt a trophy,
    To be viewed.
    I wouldn't hedge my bet.
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