Lunchtime in Rena’s

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Lunchtime in Rena’s

(Written in 1985)


Eating lunch in Rena's Delicatessen
I see faces here...I once knew...
remaining anonymous in the crowd…

And herein lies the delicate lesson
wherein the face is familiar, but the self enshrouds
persons with which I no longer have to do…

I could reveal—puff up my chest
if only for the ego to show
yes, I remember them from memories laid to rest…

My mind—the spirit does quicken
their thoughts and actions to know
which betray motives under thin skin my lunch is now over
And I pass by the faces I once knew
remaining anonymous in the crowd...


lunch time



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