Runcible Spoon

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Café Scene


A naked table lit by coffee cups—

Lipstick kissed, half-empty. Lovers left

a half-hour ago. She’ll need to pick up

that naked spoon, licked by coffee. Cups

can wait, she thinks, seeing bodies erupt

in another room, wishing them joy and depth,

a night table littered with empty cups,

just kissed lipstick. Sweeps the tip lovers left.