What can YOU say in six sentences?
A man tells a woman she’s beautiful. She looks at him, all standoffish and whatnot. A man tells the same woman he loves her. She turns her head away. The man looks down into the murky cup of his coffee, black, two Splenda.
He never says it, but he would if he had the guts and if he knew her like he wants to and if he didn’t have to leave the diner when he saw the grounds rise like forgotten wishes in the backwashed coffee and maybe he’d also tell her if his damn Hyatt pen worked and he could write his number on the napkin but instead he’ll tip the waiter and leave and forget about it by the next cup of coffee, black, two Splenda.