Dinner Guest

Dinner Guest

A Poem by MiriamMB

a poem about hunger, loss and new love

I stole the moon from your eyes at the door
and ate it whole right there in front of you
the glint was gone from your eyes when you invited me in
I now pursue the the smile 
dancing at the corner of your lips
I told you I was hungry
and you hurried me in, clicking your tongue
in sympathy while setting down plates for two
"What man leaves a girl like you so thin? The fool."
I told you I was hungry
but you never asked what I was hungry for
The things you'd have to peel, sever and 
debone to keep me fed
my mouth glistening with fat like a
christmas child. 

© 2012 MiriamMB

Author's Note

Christmas child refers to the animals who are killed and served for Christmas in a lot of countries in Ghana. it's a time of fun and great food. I spent my childhood maneuvering through my mother's kitchen, stealing pieces of meat to nibble on. Yum.

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Added on October 26, 2012
Last Updated on November 9, 2012
Tags: hunger, loss, new love



Denver, CO

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