standing in line we argue
About who should be served first.
She says “You go ahead, I don’t know what I want.”
I say she should go first.
She slips behind me and I go first.
She argues with herself as to whether
To get coffee or breakfast.
I argue for protein if she hasn’t had breakfast?
But the glass case is filled with pastries
She says”It’s too early for beer.
I point to the cups labeled oatmeal kit
She nods and I collect my thick slice
Of banana bread and go to find a table.
Unobserved she brings my cup
Of soy latte
With a design on top.