hometown diner–
whispered rumors
of misplaced love


3 Responses

  1. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    loves me
    loves me not
    shredded daisies

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    hometown diner–
    whispered rumors
    of misplaced love

    —KEVIN VALENTINE

    Diners can be incredibly atmospheric, and this captures an aspect of gossip. Was it by the staff about a certain regular? Wonderful verse!

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    Hopper diners the fading starlight short orders gather momentum

    so1oku by Alan Summers
    proletaria politics philosophy phenomena ed. Elancharan Gunasekaran (December 2019)

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I love the intrigue in this one. I imagined the narrator returning to their hometown after a failed long-term relationship, to find their childhood sweetheart serving at the local diner. The comments about misplaced love are from regular customers who know that her heart was broken by the narrator's departure.

    marion

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