(Table for one
Every single person knows it, the table with two chairs, one that is always empty. Its emptiness stares back at you.
"Are you waiting for someone?"
Yes, though I don't know when she will show up, or who she is. Maybe she
is already here... That young woman
a few tables down? The woman
now walking out the door
? One of the waitresses
? Or maybe the waitress who worked here a few weeks ago and followed her dream to become a grade school teacher
? I don't know
No, just a table for one.
The chair is still empty.