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New Year’s Dinner

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Gathered at the end of the table: Platters of feijoada (pig’s feet with chick peas), trays of rice, glasses topped with red wine so deep and strong it could pass for whiskey.

Mira puts down a plate of Carne Alentejana (Pork Cubes with Clams and fried potatoes). My favorite.

The men talk on, oblivious, as I eat and drink in silence.

warm winter day—
where have all the kids gone this
New Years afternoon?

 

first published in Image Curve, January 1, 2015

 

Photograph by Leeroy

 

for Poets United–Poet’s Pantry #384–12/31/17

16 replies »

  1. There is nothing quite like a relaxing meal with friends and relatives with the children contented playing with their presents and you knowing there no worry about work the the following day!

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