Maddeningly, the small crowd is eating spaghetti
and eggplant, Italian dishes ladled out by some
Guido who now fancies himself a chef. Sunlight
glints the red wine in each wineglass at the tables.
No one seems aware of anything : except their
garbled words and food and self. Conditional
experimentation on a twice-fading planet.
The wine glasses glint in the sun,
making cut reflections above;
a scatter-shot retrieval