You Look Like Someone I'd End Up Being Friends With

You Look Like Someone I’d End Up Being Friends With

 “Weren’t you once

in the music scene?” I say

“I was once,” she says

We’re sitting at the counter

of the Lafayette Diner

She’s wearing a pajama top

stained with chocolate milk

and I a once white t-shirt

with spots of egg yolk on it

The chocolate milk stain

looks still wet, but perhaps

I presume too much -

maybe it’s Yoo-hoo

We are fat and the waitress

takes our orders and says

“OK honey,” with a thick

Cantonese accent

I order chocolate milk

and she orders

fried eggs

and I just know

it’s the start of something

really big.

Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett has credits in Punk Noir Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Bold Monkey and I'm forthcoming in South Florida Poetry Journal.  Jon Bennett writes and plays music in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. You can find more of his work on Pandora, Spotify and other music streaming sites. To find his most recent publications connect with him on Facebook at link:

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