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Speculative companions
crunch village snow to kafenion
join in amiable chatter, coffee cup clatter
deft hands shuffle cards,
winnings slow
Pushed aside, chairs grate,
downtown to cafés slide
losses to recoup
Throttles, damp with dawn,
pant uphill in retsina heat,
startle resisting partners-
killjoys

Myrovrisi
Greece

Loula S. Rodopoulos
Australia