Archive for December 14th, 2008


At Gray’s On the Park

Creamy, blue-veined Brie
Cheddar marbled with chipotle spices
Goat’s cheese Gouda aged the gold of a First Edition’s pages
Sugared walnuts, bits of dried apricots
Craisins, currants, and three shades of crackers
Hot Ghirardelli’s chocolate suporting a cloud of whipped real cream
Bold Colombian coffee, more sugar, more cream
Ambrosia on white china laid out on a cloth of bronze
Overhead lights and privacy curtains glittering silver beads
Motes of dust floating in the glow of the lamp hanging mid-table.
Reality intrudes with the crude question: How much?
A beneficent server provides the unexpected answer-
Sometimes even the people questioning the cost of Paradise
Can still afford to pay it.