To Lindsey, on her Birthday, 2002

To Lindsey, on her Birthday, 2002

One Bartendress makes a Tia Maria &
Stoly black Russian, then joins her
Friends at a table for three: the blonde
Who waved, the mixologist and
The Czech woman with a butt
That tucks into her hip hugger pants.

She saws a tournedos at Tonic.
A plate slams into the Henry Jamesian
Universe created by mutual admiration
And a cross-bar flirtation augmented
By a flutter of heart strings stretched
On the lips of a novice server made
Wiley by tips proffered at table number
Twelve, where love holds meanings to
Be the highest homage to the creator.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2002. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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