Waiting Tables in Reno

The Coil
The Coil
Jun 4, 2018 · 1 min read

Poem by Doug Draime


40 years ago,
she left him
while he was
getting his
leg blown off
in ’Nam.

Now,
here she was,
waiting tables
in Reno — not even
recognizing him —
after she almost
fell over his
prosthetic leg.

“Keep your legs
under the table, sir.
I could’ve fallen and
broken something.”

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The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

The Coil

Written by

The Coil

Managing Editor & Associate Editors for The Coil from @AltCurrent: https://medium.com/the-coil. Fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, lit commentary, essays.

The Coil

The Coil

Literature to change your lightbulb.

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