Poetry Reading: [So, it began like], by Robert Giron

[So, it began like]

So, it began like
I have a dream of the
perfect, lovely evening.

So, it began like
Well, hello.
Is this seat taken?

So, it began like
Why it’s for you.
—Thanks—smiling.

So, it began like
I’m looking
forward to
seeing The
Little Shop
of Horrors.
—So am I.

So, it began like
Boy, looks like you
really work out.

So, it began like
Yea, it’s an obsession
with me.

So, it began like
I wish I had such
a problem.

So, it began like
It looks like you’re
quite fit yourself.

So, it began like
I swim, almost
a meditative ritual.

So, it began like
—during intermission—
What’s your drink?
—I’ll have whatever
you’re having.

So, it began like
Vodka tonic with
a splash of grenadine.
—Fine by me.

So, it began like
—later—
stars bursting across
the galaxies—
I don’t live far
from here—I
don’t know why
that popped out of
my mouth.

So, it began like
No worry, I’d like
other things touching
that perfect mouth.

So, it began like
Let’s go
and I’ll make
you a double
at home.

So, it began like
Fine by me.
—eight hours later—
I say: Stay for
French toast.

So, it began like
Well, I could
just stay . . .

So, it began like
Fine by me.
—now twenty-seven
years and counting . . .

Author: poetryfest

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