Laughing voices, lounging, leaning
Smiling, shining, slicing
The near-eruption of a fight
Silenced by a fresh plate.
Reaching, bumping, spilling, laughing.
The wrong word.
Two voices rise in rage
Seven forks poise.
An older hand rests on a younger shoulder.
A lined mouth whispers wise words.
Giggles and the smell of pumpkin pie
Waft up to the rafters.