around her neck-mostly
sometimes her shoulders, her cheekbones
She would blush more, if I commented on it
which I could not bear to do,
until later, in public, in front of a waitress
who knew, and smiled (at us, to herself)

Now, I see it across the room,
to and from another.
The evidence, the color surrounding her
her eyes darting around the crowd,
so as not to look at him,
but he knows, and I know
He has left his mark on her
and it will last
for a while,
but not