Monday, August 04, 2008

too personal

while the man yells at me
I watch TV

his burger is not ready; he wants to cancel it and leave
a child has been missing for years

another man offers the inquisition: why is our menu not all written down; "that other stuff is worth eating"
the kidnapper may be known

the manager yells about business lost despite only two tables; I know it is my fault and apologize
faded pictures from film cameras and sketch artist court drawings flash on the screen


that night I am sleepless
haunted
by
hamburgers

1 comment:

OakMonster said...

This waitress gig isn't good for you. I had that vibe since you told me about it.

Let's find you another place to work at, sweetie. :)