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Table No.2
(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Table No.2

Lipstick
on a coffee cup

an ashtray
of half smoked cigarettes

twisted
in an agony

of being wanted
& not wanted

put out
angrily

a tissue streaked
with mascara‘d tears

a doodle
(meaning nothing)
on a napkin

a forgotten
half finished book

ash
floating

upon the scum
of coffee spilt

from the knocked
over coffee cup

a half dissolved
brown sugar cube

a little cache
of matches

advertising a Japanese
restaurant

the table
to be cleared up

by a young yawning
waitress

unaware that the couple
at table No.2

have just

broken up.

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Comments (1)

Great great storytelling...very filmatic! I love the way all the useless little details finally get to tell the whole story all by themselves without intervention...just this floating point of view camera. I adore the telling details and the not-telling telling. Told you were good...didn't I! love Dee Dee who writes!