SENTINEL POETRY #16          MARCH 2004          ISSN 1479-425X

BARBARA REIHER-MEYERS


DELICATESSEN ENCOUNTER

Imprisoned salads return my gaze
from behind greenish glass.
In the midst of my daydream,
old acquaintances appear.

We chatter briefly,
reminisce and promise to call.
Memories mingle with
pickle-pungent air.

I leave, lunch in hand,
flavors fading in my wake.

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