Name Tags

by Larry Lawrence

GARY WAITED on us today
and last week it was Susan.
Another time, it was Jennifer.
Somehow I don't think these are
the real names of the workers at
All You Can Eat Chinese Buffet.
A large group of young people
who only say, Coke. Diet Coke.
Go ahead please and Keep your fork.
I imagine a large bowl of name tags
in back by the time clocks and each
morning after punching in, they dip
into the bowl to find out who
they'll be for the day —
Jonathan, Melissa, Tim, or Chris.

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