Let’s Eat

FINE DINING    by Erica Donaldson-Ellison

You: left me

All alone

When the family

Went out,

To celebrate-

To enjoy,fine dining at

The Michelin Star restaurant.


I waited…


For my own choice selection.

I guarded our home

Where I

Snuggled down on the newly covered (white) couch

My favourite seat

With my bloody fresh bone.

Time passed.And,

I dreamed

Of the menu

That you

Chewed and swallowed:

I could taste :the venison

The chicken liver parfait;

Sheep’s curd-encased in wafers;

Savoury canapes;

Herb inspired tobacco

And my paws scrambled

And scratched

As I thought of

The board of local cheeses

And the finale of

A la carte caramel

And ginger pudding

The coffees;

A cleansing tea;

The petit fours;


I awoke with a hunger

Dribbling at

The odour of cake

A real scent,


I sniffed and I

Padded around

Exploring,searching for it.

I sourced the waft

And lifted a blanket,where

My own delicatessen

Had been (carefully) secreted.

A present

Just for me-

The birthday cake

Thoughtfully  wrapped.

It was

Easily opened.

My jaws snapped

Cleanly through

The presentation box

Which was-

Quite beautiful

A supermarket,sealed,encasing.


The white fondant icing

Beckoned me

To savour

A slice of the dessert-

A cake

Shaped like a petal


For my own participation

In the

Festive birthday celebration



I had a bite




I did, stop

To save you all

Well,over a quarter


A torn box,plus

The ribbon

And ,most especially

The fondant pink petal centre.


When you all returned


Was aghast

Of course-

It was shocking

No candles had been blown out.

Not to worry though

We can all

Enjoy that at

The next

Birthday celebration.

Published by ericadonaldsonellison

Author-Searching for an Oasis 8/10/2021 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B09J1FDWNH https://linktr.ee/Edonaldsonellison https://ko-fi.com/ericadonaldsonellison I am a Poet: published in anthologies since 1980-2021; blogger; mental health awareness warrior; Wellness Ambassador; passionate about equality and justice for all. Black ballad contributor;Writer on medium.com; Co production partner Turn2Us Humanity makes us equal

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