rock concerts

we went to the kiss concert together
and we completely ignored each other

i ignored you because
i really liked you
and i am not sure why
you ignored me but

i always figured
it had something to do with your teeth
which were so white it was like

you'd never opened your mouth before

and i got to thinking
about the first time i met you

and all the times after that when
we would just sort of look at each other
wide-eyed and not really speak

and then, years later,
when we did get around to talking

it wasn't all that interesting anyway
more like a roller coaster ride slowly ending

like when that fast car lulls into a final