The Best Meal I Ever Had

8 Jun


Inspired by this beautiful piece


The best meal I ever had was in Rome

A plate full of buttery pasta

A server named Romeo

Kiss me!  Romeo asked each of my friends

No!  We said, in turn

We walked home on dewy cobblestone streets

We giggled

I should have kissed him


The best meal I ever had was a greasy pizza



No frills

Eaten in the front seat of Caitlin’s Barbie car the first week we hung out

A pizza she bought because I was sick from fair rides

A pizza that made us friends


The best meal I ever had was a burger

In Rob’s Cape Cod house

Truffle glaze and onions

Brie stuffed patties

Me in a short white dress

The dress he saw me in and couldn’t speak


The best meal I ever had was a pan of hot no bake cookies

The good kind with chunky peanut butter

And a bit too much vanilla

A pan with my wild, silly high school friends

A pan with six spoons


The best meal I ever had was a lasagna

With creamy sauce

And sausage

A lasagna before a watching of Sound of Music

A lasagna before a moving to London


The best meal I ever had was a Greek plate in Carmel

Yogurt and hummus, gyros and rice

An owner who played the mandolin

A boy who I loved

Celebrating our one-year anniversary

Sharing plates

Sharing lives

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3 Responses to “The Best Meal I Ever Had”

  1. Christine June 8, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    This is beautiful!

  2. Bailey Brewer June 9, 2015 at 8:43 am #

    looooooooooooooove. #goosebumps

  3. Elise Cooper June 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    Well now I just want to eat. Beautifully written though! You truly have a gift with words.

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