image credit: DHBogucki 2017

Chinese Buffet


Her shuffling feet
round the corner of the half wall. 
Her head down 
she places a stack of napkins on the table.
Inexplicable college football
communes with itself in the corner.
Sweet and savory smells
support the ordinariness.
Her shuffling feet
protesting the diligence of expectation.
Her shuffling feet
put jasmine in my tea.