dessert

Stretched out
afternoon slumber
was still in
her eyes
as they were
seated by their
inconspicuous waiter.

He poured her
the white wine
he let her choose
fruity but fine
he smiled
and she breathed
in
and
out

in her languor.

They ordered
vegetarian
amongst the
middle eastern meat
for him,
just
for
him.

They spoke
gently at first
of octopuses
old friends
odes to avocados
their voices
crescendoing
as the wine
warmed their throats
and their hearts
swayed.

Braver now
they dared each other
to write
to dream
luminescent sparks
in his eyes
a fleck of charm
in her voice
and
more
smiles.

It had only been
one week
yet when her head
rested on his shoulder
an hour before
she felt
a familiar feeling
in the torn up
twilight from
his bedroom window
she saw pieces
of everything
flutter and settle
like diamond dust
on their backs.

The three goddesses
he exclaimed
when she returned
from powdering
her nose
their stomachs
full and content
their knees
doing a slow dance
beneath the table
silently they
wondered on
the meaning
of this
serendipity.

Whether they needed
a sign or not
we can’t be sure
but we do know
that later
he kissed the slumber
from her eyes
like butterflies
and they were both
glad that
they had
passed
on
dessert.

dessert

natapee

Joined January 2008

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