Yesterday for the First Time in Four Months (COVID)Phase 2

We went to a restaurant on the Catskill Creek for lunch

as though it were normal as though this had happened

before and we sat at a table that wasn’t our own, facing the creek,

a young woman in a good mood named Marie

came to our table and we, ordinary as anything, ordered

wine and crab cakes and Asian salad with shrimp and we

heard other people eating too, an appropriate distance away,

talking about ordinary things and I was happy to once again

eat in a restaurant and overhear strangers, one woman in

particular who said to her friend Who Are Those Homo Sapiens?

I Have No Idea her friend replied.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

5 Comments

  1. A friend suggested I follow you. She knows me well. You have a way of capturing a moment in time. It always touches my heart.

  2. Who Are Those Homo Sapiens?

    I Have No Idea her friend replied.

    Tonto, we’re surrounded by Indians!

    What do you mean we, white man.

    Homo Sapien Lives Matter.

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