Dinner Guest

Each setting carefully spaced

alabaster dishes

crystal glasses

set with care and grace.

Arrange with consideration

each piece of silver

sparkle and glimmer

place with deliberation

Every basket and bin

ceramic and copper

perfectly proper

down to the ramekins

Wooden table and chairs

polished and clean

shiny and pristine

wait for a guest to sit there.

The perfect oer dourves

on bread and brine

sit next to the wine

next courses ready to serve.


All this intricate labor

such preparation

for presentation

surely one will savor.

Laying out formalities

for a guest

of our request

to accept our hospitality


It’s never known to all

if they will dine

or grab the twine

of the tablecloth, and pull.


Humbly yours,









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