company for dinner

hot kitchen,
the loud fan lies to my skin

chopping board
 silver knife, emerald lettuce

my hair dances in the breeze and sticks to my face
ruby red watermelon drips on the floor
fragrant onion sings in the pan

salty slivers of anchovy
 creamy golden egg yolk

big yellow bowl on my black counter top
 forks for 12

 bon appetit!

two black puppies
7 happy children
plastic cups sweating on the table

sharing memories, making new ones
steamy summer night
 bare feet picking up gravel on the sidewalk

car doors interrupt the humid silence
voices drift across the dark dry grass

let's do it again soon!