Empty Chair

I take my seat at the restaurant
Table for one
An empty chair across from me
Your chair

I sit there waiting for the waiter
I wonder what I would have said
To make you crack a smile
To hear the sound of your laughter

The waiter asks my drink order
I’ll take a beer, a Hoegaarden please
What would you have ordered?
Or would you have just sipped off of mine

Silence
I drink my beer in silence
something that was rare
when you were sitting across from me

No snarky comments about the
lady across from us who is too fat
or that big breasted chick on the right
or how you should just order your own beer

I place my order
something filling and hearty
you would have ordered
something with shrimp in it

Running low on my first glass
I would have ordered two
just to stop you
from sipping off of my beer

I look at the empty chair
My hand would have been on your thigh
I would be giving you random kisses
And teasing you in what I believe to be adorable ways

The food is here
After I took my first few bites
I would have taken some of yours
you would have taken some of mine

The meal is good
I would have ate it too fast,
still hungry
I’d take what’s left of yours

The check is here
It would have been my turn to pay
I’d let you calculate the tip
and we’d be on our way

I leave alone
Those days are over
I wonder who would take your place
In that empty chair.

~Raul Felix

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