Ready Steak Go

Girl at the counter going fast like a stock car says this is her second job and she’s been working 12 hours now with 3 more to go:

Dishes slamming, phones ringing, rain falling outside:

And the woman in the back laughs, throwing her head back while we all crane to see what might be that funny:

Two truckers next to me are eating in a thoroughly workmanlike manner:

Old couple on a date sit in a booth across from each other but with one foot touching:

And I take the general clamor in:

And kind of like it

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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