Julie Cecchini
Romance at the Diner

The special today
is romance
at the Pocono Queen
known the world over
for tableside jukeboxes
ready and willing
to play love
for just a quarter.

We hold hands
across tacky formica
sleepy honeymooners
seven years after the fact.

Outside swollen clouds
plead rain, lightning.

In our sunken cushion booth
we are warm
with cinnamon coffee
oversized muffins and
private thunder.

Photo by Tina Fanning.
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