Eating Alone / by Megan DiBello

at work now

discussing eating alone

i am the only woman

who will sit at a table

drink a glass of wine

eat alone at a table

in a restaurant


one woman says I

will drink and not eat


the other woman says

I will drink at a bar

with food only at hotels


are women that scared of

being alone?


one says, well I always

have someone to go with


i say, don’t you have a neighborhood

bar or restaurant where you go alone

can eat something and drink


they say no


we always have someone to go with


the conversation ends

where one says,

i just feel bad for people eating alone


like yeah, the other says, what weirdos