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Take an Old Cherry Table

on a Wednesday afternoon,

crowd the chairs around,

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gather a family of friends,

and let the talk begin.

Add some apricots, peanuts, a cake,

mix with premeditated metaphor

and wit to fit the day,

until everything starts to rise,

filling crevasses of lonely rejection

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that will never be so deep again,

and the table glows.

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