Fork, carrots, parsnipsThe waitress sets the glass of ice water
on a square white paper napkin.
The black plastic straw tilts.
This may not be art,
she didn’t sign her work,
yet the arrangement is pleasing.
Like truth, joy, and love,
beauty can appear anywhere,
at any time, even
at Stanley’s Tavern
on a wet Tuesday night.
I leave a big tip.


Glass of ice water at Stanley’s Tavern, Wilmington, Delaware.

Photo and prayer 2014 by Danny N. Schweers

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