the face of the waitress was flat- no expression.
The T shirt was self explanatory
I was sure it was not really a request, not really something she wanted anyone to do
(Even if you were deathly ill, who would want that done in public ?)
Which is what I asked her, out loud
(because sometimes I do that- speak my thoughts to the public, without knowing it)
She tilted her head to one side, remembered her shirt and then smiled
A weary but soft smile
Oh, I'm just kidding- it's been a long year
It has It truly has.