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Table Service
by Rae Evans-Pater

 
Her smile is legend.

She will get your coffee

just the way you like it.

Go back for sugar -

not regular, the raw kind,

or maybe coffee crystals

would be nice?

She will take your order,

make your order,

change your order

when you change your mind.

Her smile remains the same.
Your food arrives, drinks arrive,


anything else you want -
conversation, tact, discretion,


strokes your hackles down.
Do your ears tingle to the tune


of what you want to hear?
Underneath the servile care


she’s always aware of the mean bone
that will complain about her service,


turn on her at the first slip
in the curve of her lips.

 

David Evans, Feature Editor

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