Menu Love (Not Tinder)

Tobias EK, Swede

with no shoulders, unlikely

for a Swede, left a message

a sort of surreptitious love note

on several menus at Tagine, his

favorite restaurant, hoping

for an observant paramour. He said

I Love Lamb Tagine. If You Do Too,

Let’s Have Tagine Together.

Email me at

Five women wrote to him.

They said they liked, loved, adored,

enjoyed and even cooked

Lamb Tagine. He dated

all five, and ended up

actually living

with the woman who used

the word adored.


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. Only in New York! (I think). A really happy end. But I had to look up what exactly lamb tagine is on Google. The lamb ingredient means that my dietician would say it’s off limits – too much cholesterol.

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