First Date

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 - Prompt #435 - On The Menu

"We’re studying the menu today. Literal or slang, words can have two (or more) meanings. Today we’re doing it with food. Did you ever “butter” someone up? Do you cut the “mustard “? Have a “beef” with someone?

Think of food words in these terms, and serve your poem while it’s hot! Don’t be “chicken”!"

For their first date,
he gave her a box of dates.
He thought he was buttering
her up.  She accepted
the dates, and buttered
them.  Said she, 'I only
truly like them in date-nut
bread.  Do you have the bread
for that?'  Said he, Perhaps
you would rather have figs?'
Said she, 'I don't give a fig
about them.  I do love raw
clams, though.  He clammed up.

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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3 Responses to First Date

  1. Sadje says:

    Haha! Very clever wordplay.

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