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.

2 Responses to “At Gray’s On the Park”

  1. December 14, 2008 at 21:41

    Interesting point brought up about Paradise’s price.

    Hesitation seems to be something we are very good at when considering what we really “need” as opposed to what we “want”.

  2. December 19, 2008 at 02:49

    very nice descriptions and great end.
    the comment above me says it all..

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