Ice Cream

by August 20, 2018 0 comments

a maple walnut ice cream cone
10-cents
at Eileen’s Dairy Bar
where Judy
a teenage waitress
Eileen’s daughter
tall and slender,
“a rose yet to bloom”
I told Johnny Garibaldi
who asked what I thought
of her
the words coming unbidden
from my lips
he blabbed it
all over
and I regretted many times
“a rose yet to bloom”
shouted on the street,
on the school bus,
I stayed away from Eileen’s
until desperate for an ice cream
pistachio, butter pecan, black raspberry
I put my thin dime
into Judy’s hand
and she did not say
anything
except
“thank you.”

editors note:

Ridiculed for context (not held), when all you want is ice cream (with sprinkles, please.) – mh clay

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