A candlelit dinner
Grade A+ presentation
Ample pasta and
Thick hunks of
Garlic Bread

Sounds so romantic
But it’s just
For tomorrow’s

I’ll make it
I know
Not first and
Not last
But all the way

All the way


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

3 thoughts on “Candlelit”

  1. Candlelit cravings crept quickly
    away while imagining the antiqued
    purple rose petals strewn about
    your pale-pale-

    The constant quiet comes back,
    the kitchen clock coughs,
    the time is ten to ten pm,
    side by side the linguine
    and chicken sit, sadly lamenting
    the cold as the candles cry,
    and say goodbye.

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