We are two men

We are two men
staring each other down
with sunglasses.

He doesn’t know my eyes
have blinked already,
but I don’t know…

The light burns
off metal and water
while we stare,

and there is never a time
I am sure he is not
sleeping or halfway asleep.

We stare over a women
as she glances back and forth
between us like a snake.