Last Night We Went To Dinner (conversations now) (COVID)

We went to dinner

with the kids  Nunzio’s Pizza

at Chalet Fondue in Windham New York.

Base of a mountain. Picnic tables facing sky.

Waiting to order pizza from Nunzio himself

Sicilian man you could tell he loved his pizza

I was wearing an African dress Chesray made

a woman waiting for pizza

asked about the dress she does

costumes for TV  she said her mother

died of covid a few weeks ago  memorial

last night serving Nunzio’s pizza.

Her mother liked pizza.  We exchanged

numbers with her and talked about

Distance Visiting and we ate far away

from other people all eating pizza

trying not to think pandemic pandemic pandemic

even enjoying our pizza, and the large sky,

and the new woman who might come to visit.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

1 Comment

  1. The first pizza we ever had on Staten Island in the 50s was Nunzios Pizza. Sicilian also, I believe. 15 cents/ slice!
    There is more than pandemic on our minds now, what kind of future will we have? Is Biden the best we can offer as our candidate? Will we be forced to vaccinate? How amazingly we are being controlled by this situation…agenda? Media censorship…..very very concerning all of it,
    And yes the delight of small pleasures that we took for granted just six months ago.

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