Fork

Cheek to cheek

is

freak to freak;

(damage)

I'm sitting at an oriental table

watching a China Man

pick his plate clean

with chop sticks

(delicately)

I stick with forks -

silent conversation

the

quiet

of me

and

you.

Pick the plate clean,

swirl my fingers

across the design on the table

try to learn

a language in under five minutes

to remain

politically correct.

I bite my lip;

too hungry,

I think

I'll just stick with forks.