Alone at a Table

November 17, 2010
By Anonymous

I held my mug
heat burning through my shirt
pulled over my hands
I watched you
you wiped down the counter
2 swift motions right.......left.......
you had to wipe 4 counters
I got to watch you swipe 8 times
I did,
watched you do each counter.
I left
empty cup alone
a note tucked in the saucer.
alone, at a table

The author's comments:
I think of my friend Kam while writing this, he's my inspiration.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Nov. 21 2010 at 2:03 am
kmarie14 PLATINUM, Hyrum, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is either an adventure...or nothing" -Helen Keller

this is a super amazing poem :) i love the end :) keep writing! check out my work?

on Nov. 19 2010 at 1:29 pm
This is a simple poem that leaves a reader to truly think about the message enscripted. Great job!

on Nov. 19 2010 at 12:13 pm
relentless BRONZE, Huntington, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You're using your headphones / to drown out your mind
- Regina Spektor, Eet.

I really REALLY love this poem. The simplicity and brevity leave an impression that a long and complex poem would not have conveyed.


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