Dinner for Two

by Mihir Deshmukh   Oct 7, 2017

In a town where no one goes,
In a yard where nothing grows,
He sits amongst his woes,
I see a boy.

A table set for two,
his suit shiny and new,
his face a pale blue,
I see a boy.

Candles and fireflies,
(are) tiny dots in the sky,
his eyes hollow and dry,
I see a boy.

A bottle of French wine,
A plate of gnocchi and pine,
he looks as if he's dying,
I see a boy.

But in this contradictory place,
full of vulgarity and grace,
I look at his face,
(and) I look for the girl.

The linen is covered in dust,
the chairs are starting to rust,
his soul has a thirst,
I find the girl.

Beside the table and the chairs,
you find a drawing of stairs,
at his feet he timidly stares,
She rests beneath the world.

So every full moon night,
when the stars are shining bright,
he gathers all his might,
and sets a dinner for two.

"I dragged her to this grave,
gave her the death that she craved,
now I pretend to be brave,
When she asks for dinner for two".


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  • 5 months ago

    by Brenda

    Wow, this is amazing! I love the story line and your rhyming through-out. Flows beautifully!

  • 5 months ago

    by Purvi Gadia

    see, I told ya, it flows very well compared to any of your previous work.

  • 5 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Ooh twisty! Really unique and full of mystery ... I'm left wanting to know the full story. Brilliant! :-)

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    What an imaginative and compelling piece. The rhyming and flow are excellent and the way you raise curiosity in the reader to find out who is this not and why is he waiting?..

    The opening stanza is compelling and beautifully written " in a town where no one goes, in a yard where nothing grows. He sits amongst his woes - i see a boy.

    In those four opening lines you instantly attract the attention of the reader and set a vivid tone.

    Loved it. Milly x

  • 5 months ago

    by .k.u.s.h.q.u.e.e.n.c.j.

    I absolutly adored reading this. The words literally flowed off the toungue so freely. This is a great write
    , simply written but with great meaning. Great work (:

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