Isn’t It Romantic?

Fresh onion soup,

mother’s recipe,

builds to boil,

ladled the soup

unto two bowls,

served with drug-

store croutons

and hand-shredded

cheese; we watch

the game, slapping

the knees when a

hit is made, laughing,

wondering for a

second what it would

be like to be a pro;

we drink our soup

and talk, you

hold my hand

and wish us a

happy anniversary;

I kiss you on the neck,

that’s all we need.

Isn’t that romantic?


This is the 100 Songs Project, a 100-day writing challenge based on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs. Every day, I write a short poem, prose piece, or play based on, reacting to, rejecting, accepting, or doing something related to one of the songs in the top 100 list.

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