Dinner Theater, a poem by Carl "Papa" Palmer at Spillwords.com
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Dinner Theater

Dinner Theater

written by: Carl “Papa” Palmer

 

Into the menu smiling
cheeks reflect candlelit
white tablecloth islands
amid the carpeted scurry
of busboys and waiters
in the backdrop of our night.

Tinkling laughter and ice cubes
accompany depths of conversation
overheard, yet unheard
from couples in quorum
around the raised platform
at the center of the room.

Noises diminish with
dimming lights as
all eyes are drawn
to the spot center-stage
except mine
which remain upon you.

Carl "Papa" Palmer

Carl "Papa" Palmer

Carl “Papa” Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, Virginia, lives in University Place, Washington. He is retired from the military and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enjoying life as “Papa” to his grand descendants and being a Franciscan Hospice volunteer.
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