Dinner Out

Written by: Krow Fischer

Soft silk
chiffons bare legs crossed,
pressed white linen
hangs cornered over,
hiding black heels

Candle flickers in soft sigh
as silver rimmed plates
are masterfully set
at right angles.

Aroma gently tantalizes,
stroking attentive faces
into anticipation.

Delicate amber curls
of carrot crafted into art,
tulle blushing beet batons.

Layered succulent slices linger,
drizzled cranberry port reduction
sweetens breast
of roasted duck.

Wild rice pilaf
infused with woodland morels
softly mound the landscape.

Deep burgundy Merlot
swirls in crystal goblets,
clinking to a toast...

and a fork is lifted.