One in a Set

At the counter

I, too, will sit
at the counter
or the bar table
which so often
is like a shelf
with every odd
book pulled out
with spaces meant for one
to fill in and continue
a long and comforting

but a table for two
with one chair empty
is only searching for
its missing mate
although people enter life in ones
and leave it that way


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

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