The Girl in the Bright Green Socks Saw Tomorrow in a Glass of Water

The diner was out of French toast
So pancakes had to do.
She drank some milk and let
The water sit.
Half way through the short stack
She glanced and saw it.

It glimmered for a second
Somewhere beneath the lemon.
Wasn’t the light or a hung over mind.
It really was there—Tomorrow—shining.
A drip in the pool so thick it cost a heap.
She was worried the tip would break her.

Should she tell it—keep it secret?
Grim and good—is it worth to know?
“I saw a vision greater than Moses!”
The waiter looked confused and gave her the check.
She was worried the tip would break her.
She paid with a card and wrote in 20%.

Green Socks left the water with hopes someone,
Even the bus boy, would see Tomorrow.
Left an extra buck under the glass to push.
Looking over her shoulder, he takes the dollar.
-HOLD YOUR BREATH-then dumps Tomorrow.
She sighs—ties her scarf—then walks outside into the cold.

The Girl in the Bright Green Socks Saw Tomorrow in a Glass of Water

James G. Holmes

Washington, United States

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