I saw a woman eating

alone.

No one to talk to,

no one to care.

She didn’t cook the meal.

She ordered and it was served.

I saw a man chew a piece of gum and smile at his friend.

They where hungry for more than food.

The woman left and paid her bill.

She looked around to see something, perhaps feeling ill?

She left no tip or pardon for her spills.

Her leftover plate,

small scraps,

Taken home by the man with the chewing gum pockets.