As I sit down to eat all alone
Checking messages on my phone
Occupying a small corner of the table
Thinking to myself if only I was able
To go back in time and fill up the empty space
Wipe away the loneliness that I had to face
Of eating dinner without any company
Except that of myself and my gluttony..
I travel back to my childhood days
Where dinner was in many ways
Bonding time for the family entire
By an unwritten law each member was required
To be present at the table to break bread
Or be in peril of going to bed hungry instead
While during the day life happened to us
Over dinner as a family we discussed
Our daily highlights, frustrations and fears
We laughed at our antics, we shed some tears
While simultaneously enjoying food glorious
Freshly prepared, every dish scrumptious
(Especially when compared to my dinner current)
Such luxuries are now from my life absent..
It is true what they say about food and family-
Ordinary food becomes gourmet with good company!