La Giaconda

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2016 Challenge – Day 16
Write a poem about (or at) a food establishment  e.g. local favorite, first date, first job, etc.

In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York
our first apartment together
in a neighborhood of restaurants.

In the mood for Mu shu pork?
Pastrami, Italian, whatever.
In Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York

we had it all. La Giaconda, our favorite haunt.
Fine food, espresso, and Italian cheesecake.
Our first apartment together

spoiled us with its convenience.
We could walk anywhere we wanted,
in a neighborhood of restaurants.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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