Keen attention has accumulated
on the dusty folded napkins,
corners turned out.
Acquired from the nearest
pessimistic table designed for
people crowding distinguished guests.
Wallowing in the sounds of
tongues’ rapid movements,
throwing cadences toward aerial ears.
Capturing all, figurative speech players
campaign against safety nets.
Egotistically situated in crimps of a niche,
a tedious afternoon with the powerful.