Table for Three by Cassa Bassa

Miniature colorful plastic table with three chairs
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I try to look through the foggy glass windowpane to a far away escape.
My agony drowns in the absence of tears and apologies.
Questions rushing through my fragile mind.
The endless waiting, the future without our past, the changed heart without warning, the intrusion of our love, all these heartaches I can’t put into words.

None of us is willing to break the deafening silence.
It’s a starry night and the moon hung high.
The discordant sound of the cutlery extinct any romantic notion of the glorious sky.
Dinner for three spreads on pristine pressed linen, food loses its charm and temptation all at once.
None of us speaks any sense watching dishes come and go.
I don’t know how to end this torture to disappear into the night.

It’s a starry night and the moon hung high.
The discordant sound of the cutlery extinct any romantic notion of the glorious sky.

-CASSA BASSA

Jia-Li Yang (Cassa Bassa) works with the disadvantaged people in Sydney, Australia. She is constantly inspired by their resilience and strength. Her work has been published in the Australian Poetry Journal; The Poets Symphony, Creation and the Cosmos published by Raw Earth Ink.; Heart Beats published by Prolific Pulse. Please visit her writing blog Flicker of Thoughts to read more of her lovely work.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Cassa’s writing is a powerful statement of what can go wrong in relationships that were meant to last a lifetime. The silence, the awkwardness, the bursts of words that could be done without, and the anxious waiting for it to all pass. I love how the night sky has been described yet it carries little meaning, eclipsed by the din of a meal that is barely progressing. It’s a feeling that many know but wish they didn’t.
    Congratulations Cassa!

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      Thank you for this summary notes which is great writing in itself. Thank you for accepting my submission.

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  2. Aaysid says:

    This is beautiful!

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      Thank you Aaysid!

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  3. Cassa that was a most beautiful and intriguing narrative poem. You’ve painted some very clear and powerful images filled with feeling and emotions. Lovely work indeed. Cheers.

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      Thank you so much Francesco!

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      1. You’re very welcome Cassa. All the best!

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  4. Well if the silence is deafening, why break and make it worse?
    Good one though. 😬

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      I guess they were making small talks unwillingly to break the awkwardness, but that didn’t go down so well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Appreciated!

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Cassa this is great. I love this because I can so easily relate to this story. It was me as a young girl trying to escape the fear of the dinner table. I guess hiding food in your panties as an adult doesn’t really work. There is nothing worse then that pretending. Great piece of writing Cassa. Well described. Hugs, Joni

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      I guess we are as adult women, we have hand bags, they may come handy one day for hiding food. =) You reminded me of the Mr Bean on Holiday movie.

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        I hadn’t thought of a hand bag. Nice thinking. My grandchildren love Mr. Bean. Big hugs my sweet friend. 🦋❤️

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  6. Jeff Flesch says:

    A visceral write, Cassa. I adore the comparison of the sound of cutlery to discordant emotions. Congratulations!

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      Hey Jeff, thank you for reading and commenting. =)

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  7. I think a lot of us go through those emotions well expressed by you Cassa, only to find something else to take our mind off reality. Love the write.

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    1. Cassa Bassa says:

      Thank you Shobaba for reading and commenting. =)

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  8. Such an exquisite piece sharing honest guttural reality so descriptive. Great job Cassa!💖

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