The Extra Plate

April 17, 2018
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The worst part

about divorce,

about going from a family of six

to a family of five

is the extra plate.

Our plates all come in matching sets.

Six green ceramic plates

with six matching cups.

Six floral plastic plates

and six pink bowls to match.

But every supper

when I set the table

I leave one of each, 

one extra plate,

all alone

in the cupboard.

And one seat 

at our table of six

is alway empty. 

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