The lights you recognized
show their epoch at this point,
while the waitress looks different,
though she resembles the previous.
She paces towards you
without the usual words
that showed you they knew
why you visited this place for.
You did become sober since then
and this ends up as your challenge
as she continues to wait for your order
you have said so many times here before.
While you don’t recall the rest of this night,
you do remember the stars smiling on you.