Somewhere Between

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I lost the words,

somewhere between

cheesecake and the

unpaid bill.

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I had them, rehearsed

over two days time,

on my tongue at

shrimp alfredo and

New York strip steak.

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But the waiter

came back to confirm

mashed potatoes or

french fries.

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So, my thought process

fought the surrounding

noise, after iced tea

and white zinfandel arrived.

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Somewhere between

cheesecake and

the unpaid bill, we

could have stayed

together, yet the

words got caught in

napkins and several

pink Sweet'n Low's.

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