A Simple Feast

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Life is now forever changed, rearranged 
into a futuristic world of outer masks
where the warmth of a smile never shows
other than in our wary eyes

I’ve forgotten what it is like to sit 
wiling away hours in a French cafe 
Sipping on a glass of luscious red wine
nibbling on crusty bread and runny cheese

Surrounded by interesting strangers
with no fearful thoughts of contracting
a fatal disease while eavesdropping
on whispered murmurs of eternal love

Those hushed intimate conversations
taken for granted, the sharing of buried secrets 
while precious wine flowed and lilting laughter
danced on evening air- a world devoid of any cares.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Earthweal Weekly Challenge: A Feast of Earth Fools

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

5 Comments on “A Simple Feast

  1. Yes, those times we took for granted seem as unreal as a work of fiction now. Stay safe, Linda. At least that horrible year is over. We hope for better days ahead.

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