Wednesday’s Words

11 Aug

The plate flew across the room;
people stopped in mid chew.
Maybe I was hasty
in throwing it. Couldn’t help myself, though.
Peas were touching potatoes
and that just wouldn’t do.

No one knew what to say.
Would it be polite
to continue eating,
gravy dripping down
mint wallpaper?

I sat there as if
all I had done was
drop my napkin.

The woman at the next table smiled,
smashed her wineglass on the floor –
she understood.


6 Responses to “Wednesday’s Words”

  1. Tara August 11, 2010 at 9:30 am #

    I really liked this. It put a large smile on my face thinking of doing the same thing at some family dinner!

    • lavenderlines August 11, 2010 at 9:37 am #

      Glad you liked it!

  2. Marie August 11, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    LOL! Love it.

    • lavenderlines August 11, 2010 at 11:22 am #


  3. Jo August 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

    Really like this!!! Those last three lines are perfection!

  4. steph August 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    Yes, those lines were my fave too. I love the image of the whole poem.

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