Table Manners


table manners.

sometimes I walk through the hall

and say hi to you.

but more often

I get to thinking

what is the point of two letters

making a sentence

when I would really rather leave you alone

or pour my heart out.

and yes sometimes

the table manners pass me over

but I would rather be home than here.


I am spending clocks on it

waiting until the right moment to look up and


let you know I am human

but this is not why I’m human.

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Written 8/5/19

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