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The Lull

The Lull

Three women

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(could as easily be

men) at the table in

McDonald's. The sounds

of their voices crest and dip

like the smoothed waves

of the ocean pulled along by

the moon. I wait for a lull

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(how do we time our talk

like that so it fits so familiar

as the pieces to a well-worn

puzzle? I wonder), I

wait for a lull.

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