Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Coffee Clutch

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The business man at 
the table behind me
tries, through his phone,
to logic someone 
into not to cutting her hair.
At first I cannot tell 
if it is a daughter or a lover,
but it becomes evident
as he pleads for her 
to forget boys,
go back to school.
He offers advice, favors, sugary bribes.
Then, in a worried-father voice
he says he loves her.
But I cannot hear 
if she loves him back.


This is based loosely on a converstaion I shamelessly eavesdropped on today at the coffee shop, and it's for PAD and NaPoWriMo.





8 comments:

  1. Have to perk up your ears a bit more lol

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    1. Lol, I felt like heard too much already!

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  2. You notice life's stories!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^=

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    1. Yes, and people often forget how public their conversations are.

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  3. oh my...hopefully his heart is in the right place...
    sounds like you got a glimpse of it...smiles....

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  4. It did. He just sounded worried.

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  5. Home run - brilliant details, great pacing - heartbreak narrative. Excellent.

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  6. So hard...because our children want to make their own mistakes instead of listening to reason....sometimes you can't help hearing other people's conversations :)

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