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Kitchen Table, Simply Set

this is the story I wanted to tell

he could not tolerate the sounds of eating

she could not tolerate his being of his mother

gingham linen triangle     spoon, fork

she turned on the range fan and the din dimmed

his leg ceased tapping its dull code

temporary steam from the bird rising

Aubrey Lenahan