September 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Sunday Afternoon

"Left turn/dare we go/can we afford/lets check the menu"

By Mary MacIntyre

Poetically Hungry

Mary MacIntyre writes incessantly, is an avid photographer, and a classic health food nut.

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"I am hungry."

"Me too."

"Would you like to walk to the Plaza?"

"Sure."

A litany of restaurants

roll off our tongues

creating possibilities of

feasts

and expenses.

Cool afternoon breeze

encourages lingering

sites and sound

music on the Plaza!

 

Left turn

dare we go

can we afford

lets check

the menu...

 

"ah yes, I could..."

"me too if..."

 

we choose to sit outside

not far from the giant cottonwood

sun dances on leaves

the gracious staff

tends to our needs.

 

budgets expand

like an accordion

singing joyfully

casting doubt to the wind.

 

appetizers for my dinner

and traditional fare modified

for my companion

food with a bit of pizzazz

delicate herbs

tremendously satisfying

 

and then, lets have dessert

as sun sets

we dined longer

with many cross current tales

dessert so rich.

deeply nurtured

satisfied and replenished

relaxed

do leave a bigger tip

gratitude

La Casa Sena.

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