make a statement with their style (not their substance).
They speak only polite whispers,
as to not offend or draw attention to.
Like words selectively spoken,
at a formal dinner the correct fork is carefully chosen (without hesitation).
To not know the difference between
a dinner fork and a fish fork would be scandalous!
A lack of etiquette? A guest not properly vetted?
The discerning hostess will surely make a mental note of it.
lightly tapped by Tiffany silverware.
The right amount of clinking
creates a delicate symphony for the evening’s pleasantries.
Small bites slowly chewed (more untouched than consumed).
Waterford crystal reflecting a Rosdorf Park Chandelier.
Perfect posture complements a high back chair (don’t slouch on the velvet).
An impressive dinner party (a zenith experience for some).
For me –
not so much.
I would rather
wipe away the pretenses and painted-on red
and kiss him with my natural self and my naked lips.
Let’s get out of here, she mouthed to him.
Having escaped from the polished perfection
I feel the brush of his hand against my skin
while he pours me cocoa from his thermos.
Distracted by his eyes, dark (reflecting the sparkle of a million stars),
I am slow to notice
the lack of luster in his worn canister.
The dull does not diminish the sweetness
rushing down my throat and warming my core.
forever banned from a pretentious list.
free from constraint and judgment.
free to enjoy life’s finer things.
Thank you for visiting, reading, and listening. Be well. 💗 Michele
Enjoy my musical selection: Thou Swell by Blossom Dearie 🎶
I first featured Blossom Dearie in my post, “Water Under the Bridge” Her lyrics and voice are sweet and romantic – a perfect pairing for some of my posts. 💞
Blossom Dearie (April 28, 1924 – February 7, 2009) was an American jazz singer and pianist who performed regularly in London and in New York City. If you are interested in learning more about her, visit her official website: blossomdearie.com
Photos: my images, couple by aslysun
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