Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Word & Question, with Drinks

The girl across from me picks nervously at a coaster
Her short, red hair peeking out from under a stylish cap
"Have you been chewing on that?" asks the waiter
We laugh - deep, hearty laughs, and an embarrassed protest
Falls from her lips, too late to stop the uproar
The joke lives on, and many celebrations are marked
By cards of cardboard coasters signed with friendship

In another world, though they have crossed
A glazed, handcrafted mug sits upon Welsh slate
The sorrowful gray of the stone whispers
Of skies and mountains cold and swept by sad winds
But though a few stray tears slide down her cheek
She is happy, for in memory there is a peace
The peace of echoes, and hopes, and family

1 comment:

  1. +JMJ+

    This is beautiful, Dauvit!

    If I had given myself the same prompts, I would have written something more comical--and it wouldn't have had half the soul of what you've done here. You're going to make me notice coasters from now on!

    And of course, welcome back to W&Q! Thanks for joining November's game. =)