February 12, 2010

Across the Table

Amidst the clamour of
busy laptops, 
sipping lips
clattering cups,
I barely hear
the words:
“My favorite movie is
Both eyes roll in my head
then out onto the floor.
From across the table,
this pop culture princess
wages war
with my patience
on a front made up of
salad trenches and
battlements of roast
beef on rye.
Her tic-tac grin
and gumball eyes
have turned this café
I have only one thought:
Disney is the new Bible
I am
the Anti-Christ.

- Published in Touchstones in the Fall of 2002

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