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Staring past the window
of the greasy beanery
in a small west Texas town,
the waitress drawled the order
to the yawning chef
and mused to herself
that in her seven years here
Christmas never seemed the same.

The customer ate his supper,
each bite automatic as he longed
for his wife and kids in Chicopee
with twelve inches of snow
the last he'd remembered.
Wiping his forehead, he paid
the check and decided against
asking her out for the evening.

- James D. Young

Copyright 1971 Sequoya
Copyright renewed 1999 Sequoya


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The following comments are for "SATURDAY NIGHT STOPOVER"
by JamesYoung

Kool Srop Over...
LOL enjoyable...thanks

( Posted by: JetfireK [Member] On: November 10, 2010 )

Pierre S Dakota moment
Reminded me of an overheard conversation in a restaurant where an ole cowboy was recounting a mean ride home during a winter storm, I'm enjoying these poems of yours.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: February 9, 2011 )





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