Sunday morning, I dine alone at Coco’s
Ordering from the over 55 menu
Because the food is good
And it’s only $5.99 for breakfast
With sourdough bread
Butter and blackberry jam included.
The $300 Eileen Fisher and Tahari suits
Have found other lives in others’ closets
Thanks to Goodwill and the Salvation Army.
My 5” inch open toed black stiletto sandals
And patent leather pumps
Are packed away in a hot pink plastic box
Waiting for another life with another owner.
Clark ballet flats leave me
Officially 4 feet 10 and 7/8 inches tall
Instead of the 5’ foot 2” lie
I’ve written on doctor’s charts and driver’s licenses
All these years.
I wonder out loud, to no one in particular
Knowing that rare is the friend
Who listens without comment
When your heart shares concerns…
But hey, my blood pressure is 120/72
Closing in on seventy I take no prescription drugs
And my doctor tells me that
I can look forward to twenty more years of Sundays
Sitting here eating brunch alone.
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