Holiday Dinner

She’s making jazz music
in the kitchen,
dropping pots and pans,
and I’m setting the table,
trying to dance
along.
She blushes.
She’s always been embarrassed
by how clumsy she is,
even though she knows that
I think it’s cute
that she’s so clumsy.

“Don’t make fun of me,” she says.
“I’m not,” I say,
and then I start drumming
with the silverware,
and stomping my feet,
and smiling at her until
she smiles back at me.

We’re making jazz music together
and it’s starting to snow,
and I can’t stop taking pictures
in my head, hoping
that I will remember
every minute of this,
but knowing that I probably won’t.
Because we’ve already had
a bottle of wine,
and I’m alreay having a hard time
keeping rhythm with
the forks.
But oh well,
this moment is all that matters.
Our first holiday together.

Published by lou rasmus

Lou Rasmus is an independent author from Chicago, IL. His works are largely focused on exploring the meaning of life – or lack thereof – while the themes of love, relationships, and self-loathing are also central to many of his stories. His upcoming novel, Primrose Isle, will be his third self-published title. Grapefruit Juice, a collection of bitter poems and short stories, and DEAD RED FISH, his semi-autobiographical debut novel about a young man coming to age on a road trip with his childhood friends, are also available on Amazon.

27 thoughts on “Holiday Dinner

  1. Okay Lou, you’re not such a degenerate after all. It seems you have feelings and emotions only revealed on WordPress. I imagine on the physical plane, these are well hidden beneath your veil of intoxication.

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  2. This was so very lovely, Lou! Merry Christmas to you (and her) ! I know you will remember these moments for many years to come. They’re a treasure.

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