The teenage girl sits on the café stool and orders a latté and a muffin. A pretty face, smooth and rosy, long light brown hair silky like a cocker spaniel’s. Her short tee-shirt rides up higher as she moves her arms. Her tight jeans slip lower, lower, revealing inches of flesh and a peek at where the flesh divides.
She chats on her cell phone. No pausing to swallow her muffin. Bite, talk, swallow, talk, drink… So much to say. So much to hear. All the news. Hurray. Pass it on.
a gull in flightthe speed of its dive
to snare a fish
Frogpond, summer 2009