May 02, 2010

He never saw it coming…

Stupidly balanced wine glasses

On stupid thin stems

Toppling

       Sliding

           Avalanching

                 From the tray

Onto his unsuspecting shoulders

In an arpeggio of suspense.

Shards of surprise

Flying from his back.

My face flushes

Like the smug wine stain

           that spreads across

           his grey suit.

I feel disconnected in horror,

As though in a nightmare;

Wishing wishing wishing

That my skin

And my bones

And my body

Could shatter

Splinter

And dissolve into the carpet

Along with the rest of the shards

To be hovered up

And forgotten.

Never spoken of again.

However, all I can do is apologise

And hope that at some point in his life,

He too has waited tables.


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