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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Drive Thru

"Girl With Bird"
"If I congratulate her, would
her smile fade or broaden?"
 The teenager
inside the
drive thru
smiles through
tinted glass
while taking
my order.

I pull ahead;
she turns to
fill a soda,
which reveals a
sonogram peeking from
her back pocket.

She hands me my
drink, we exchange money,
and I resist voicing
comments on the picture.

If I congratulate her, would
her smile fade or broaden?

She says, "Have a nice day!"
I take my food and say,

"You too." 
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The Collected Chaff, v. 1.0   
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