Friday Flash: One Shot

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One Shot

 

I hear

someone complain

he missed his

one shot

to accomplish his dream—

a single chance,

a single moment

on a single day

of his entire existence.

 

He sits

in the coffee shop,

3pm on a Wednesday—

sipping $4 espresso,

and whines into his smartphone

about his lot in life:

 

The lost chance he’ll never get back.

 

I want to empathize,

to shake him from his reverie and self pity.

 

I wait for him to set the phone down,

then walk over and sit across from him.

Sipping my tea,

I smile and say,

“Isn’t every day

another shot?”

 

 

 

 

(101 words)

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