[Fourth in a Set of Drabbles based on Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Night, 1888.]
When I first came, the waitress tried to draw me in; spoke to me, offered to introduce me to others. Now, she leaves me alone. The fact that my coffee and croissants materialize before me even before I place the order, the only sign that she recognizes me. This here table is my table. Nobody tries to claim it for themselves. Nobody asks if they can share it with me.
People wonder why I come here, and stay aloof.
Can’t they understand that it is enough that I be a part of the scene. I don’t really want to belong
Drabble (n) - an extremely short work exactly one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space.