Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Goodbye Restaurant

In the life of a new parent
there is but one escape
And it used to be fun
And a bit of a break

Dining out.

There were three social Kings, sitting on chairs

and two little plates and a pair of glasses

and a little leather booth and a posse of youth

and a menu and a wine list and chalkboard of specials

and a bitty baby who was screaming his wails.

Goodbye restaurant

Goodbye waiter

goodbye Italian, Mexican and American fare

goodbye appetizers and entrees

goodbye social Kings, goodbye chairs

goodbye plates, goodbye glasses

goodbye booth and goodbye youth

goodbye menu and goodbye wine list

goodbye busboy, goodbye specials

and good riddance to the bitty baby screaming his wails

goodbye friends, goodbye fresh air

goodbye restaurants everywhere.

1 comment:

  1. The Bib makes an appearance :) Love it! (He's getting so big!!!)