Saturday, July 21, 2012

Table for Ten

A fifties décor at the corner restaurant
with chrome chairs and Formica table tops
and there she sat at a table for ten.  

All the settings and plastic covered menus
were ready for the other nine guests to arrive
she waited patiently with her eyes on her smart phone.

We ordered our lunch and finished before she received a call
her fingers touched the screen to send out a text message.

We paid for our meal and walked out the door to sit on a bench
waiting for the box office to open at the theater next door. 

She walked out alone and out to her car, 
leaving the table for ten
for another family to fill.  

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