Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunday meal

Fourteen places were set at the table,
(the table that was fashioned from attic floorboards
that fugitive slaves once, shivering or sweating, slept on
while awaiting the last leg of their journey north).

Fourteen places:

one for a cowboy
who chased escaped mules at four o'clock this morning
while wearing only a bathrobe and a cowboy hat.

one for his wife
who brings along puppy
to mop my kitchen floor with
moppy floppy paws.

one for a their handsome son
who helps with the farm
and races thunder cars.

one for their younger son
who loves Star Wars
and has a freckly crinkly smile for me.

one for Lowly (of Friend #7 fame)
and one for her quippy dad
whom we love.

one for brother
brave of heart
and gregarious.

one for Gentleman #1,
one for Gentleman #2,
both visitors no more
only now friends we love.

one for Friend #12
quietly taking it all in.

the rest for the Four of Us.

Fourteen places were set at the table
and now the dishes are done!


Blogger TrashTidBits said...

What was served at the table set for 14?

9:24 PM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

nothing on the Twinny-Plan, that's for sure.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Darlene Sinclair said...

Beats the grilled cheese sandwich and salad that four of us barely sat down to eat! The rest were spread out all over the county and points beyond. But Julia came home with First Prize -- Hooray!!

9:41 AM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

First Prize for WHAT?

1:36 PM  

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