Thursday, November 4, 2021

A Well-Fed Love

Time
never tames
a well-fed love,
time only makes good
better.

Our first date was wild.

Remember? You wrecked your car, so
I put your hand on my thigh and drove
us around.

Lunch ended with chocolate covered coffee
ice
cream, our mouths learning our bodies,
our souls finding ecstasy in being one.

Our first date was wild,
and the next have tasted even better.


photo by mehdi pezhvak - on Unsplash

- on the anniversary of our first date (June 29th, which is also the anniversary of our engagement and of our handfasting), my Piano Man and I have been recreating our first meeting. We ride the same ferry, go to the same restaurant, eat the same foods, walk in the same park, and end the day similarly naked in each other’s arms. We’ve missed the restaurant outings and ferry rides these last 3 years (first because of the joys of chemotherapy and then because of the pandemic). But, thank the Universe, nothing can keep me from recreating that yummy day in poetry… or from ending the day similarly naked in each other’s arms. 

- for Poets and Storytellers United--Friday Writings #1: I Write with My Food.


39 comments:

  1. Oh, I love coffee ice cream, and chocolate covered is all the better! Can you believe my youngest, adult, son, never heard of Jamocha Almond Fudge ice cream?
    Beautiful poem. Quite a wild first date indeed!

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    1. I hope he enjoyed a healthily huge serving of Jamocha Almond Fudge the moment he found out.

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  2. "A Well-Fed Love" says it all and there are many ways to feed it.

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  3. I thought that first verse said it all. And then the elaboration was so delicious!

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  4. This is sweet, really sweet. I am going to try and remember the deliciousness you wrote of ... certain I must have experienced it ... at least once.

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    1. With a heart and smile like yours, I am certain of it.

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  5. Time only makes good better. I love that. Oh and the chocolate covered coffee ice cream... uhh yeah.

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    1. Chocolate covered coffee ice cream makes everything better, too. Hehehe

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  6. Wild is great, especially with chocolate covered coffee
    ice cream!

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  7. For the life of me, I cannot remember the first meal with my husband....nor our first date, for that matter! Your sweet memories make me wonder why my memory is a blank!!

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  8. “chocolate covered coffee
    ice cream, our mouths learning our bodies”

    I love this poem within a poem. Very evocative.

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  9. Nice one.
    Happy Friday

    Much💛love

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  10. Some meals get better with time. And that chocolate/coffee confection sounds delightful.

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  11. "Our first date was wild,
    and the next have tasted even better."

    well you just can't say "love" any clearer than that. this is so well crafted, love that photo too. from 2005 to 2010 i owned and operated a little coffee shop, and i like to think that perhaps lots of romances were born in that cafe, and perhaps still burning bright today. really enjoyed this magaly.

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    1. I bed many, many, many love stories began in your coffee shop.

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  12. Love that first date story, it made me remember several first, and only, dates with several, four come to mind, young ladies when it was time for us to be young. Remember well, better than the one with my two Mrs. Jims. Each was WAY different, I loved them too, and how I learned from the variety, but I was TOO young to think marriage, not even with the one with whom I went steady for over a year until her soldier came home from war.
    Ice cream over coffee? I know Coke floats should have the Coke over the ice cream. No ice cream, but coming in after that first date is the part I remember best. I liked the food prompt, Magaly, I am not sure why the growing/eat-what-you-grow part came to mind but I glommed on it.
    And then embellished boldly on the truth.
    ..

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    1. First dates tend to be memorable for one reason or another, I think.

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  13. Delicious! and sensual.
    sounds like a pretty wild first date. :)

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  14. Oh, evocative, sensuous and DELISH! I love how you recreate memories of your special day(s), with both poetry and action. Riding of the same ferry, ending the day in each other's arms and recording the experience to be read over and over again is a beautiful (and romantic) act of a love. <3

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    1. And it is always so much fun. I can't wait for next summer. so that we can do it all again.

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  15. Oh girl. I especially like the poetry and the naked part....year after year after....sigh. ;)

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