Another Yesterday :: published in The Broken Plate

Listen :: The Mr. T Experience :: Another Yesterday

 

Another Yesterday

        Denny’s: 2:37 am:

A cop
    sits at the counter nursing
a cup of coffee, flirting
with the young waitresses.
                                           
       Two girls walk to the bathroom
       hair disheveled and makeup
       sweat-smeared, after a night
       at the only dance club in town.
   
                                                                                                               The booths in the back are joined
together. Kids with green, pink,
orange hair, mohawks and liberty spikes
wear hoodies and leather jackets covered
in patches and pins, sit shoulder to
                                                                                                     shoulder around the tables. Shout over
one another, laughing.

                      In the corner, a couple
                      is making out. Her black
                     wavy hair covers both their
                      faces.                   A punk
                                                 throws a
                                  mozzarella stick,
                                                               Get a room.
           The girl whips
           her head to the side,
                                    Fuck off.

  
                                                         I laugh,
my back against a window, dirty Converse sticking out
                                                         into the aisle.     I remember when that was you
and your friends, the waitress throws her head
in the punks’ direction.
                                                                                                                                                          I nod as                                                                                                                                    she refills my coffee.

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