Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Busboy

He took the dirty ashtray
and spun a new one to settle
neatly beside my drink.
We continued to chat
and lower the level in the pretzel bowl.
He passed by again, smiled,
and added another bowl of pretzels
th the already cluttered table.
We ordered another drink
and watched him move among the tables,
invisible, replacing ashtrays, gathering glasses.
Again , he moved our way,
clean ashtrays and dirty glasses on the tray.
Our eyes met, and for a moment
we shared the Cosmic Joke,
an invisible busboy of over sixty summers
and a lady who doesn't drink.

12 comments:

Nondualreality said...

Hi Zareba

Thanks for visiting my site. I think linking would be a good idea i really enjoy the observations you make on your site and what you have to say.

Zareba said...

Thanks. I enjoyed reading your site as well. It is great when someone comes to their pat at an early age and is articulate.The world needs all the light it can get in these troubled times. I linked...your turn. ;-)

...Z

Beard said...

I like this poem.

Nondualreality said...

I've linked :)
keep up the good work!

George Breed said...

Ho! Zah-ree-ba! You done done it now!

Zareba said...

Beard, thanks for reading and for your comment. I still suffer from the "It's only me" complex and am lapping up the reassurances that I do have something worthwhile to say.

...Z

Zareba said...

Hi George:

OOPS!

...Z

Beard said...

Sorry about the rude photo. Somebody replaced my photo with that one.

George Breed said...

This is WAY good! Had to come back and read it again.

Zareba said...

Thanks George. It means a lot when others can read your writings and "get it".

...Z

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