Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Table Talk

Tables grey in the mind

            yellow Formica on chrome legs
                        milk splashed from soggy
                                    Cheerios in a green Fiesta bowl

            curling laminate, faux mahogany
                        six matching chairs
                                    giblet gravy staining
                                                 red Victorian seats

            dry cracked oak, rehabbed
                        from creamed enamel
                                    workroom to kitchen
                                                residual paint embedded   
                                                            in crevassed legs

Meals and memories, whispery specters
            dine in and out of my cerebral folds
                        I sit alone toying with the corners
                                    of my burned cheese toast

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