they brought us dinner,
a Dutch oven filled with chili
corn bread baked in a cast iron skillet
best of all, their smiles and good cheer.
it wasn't necessary, but gratefully accepted
even as they enjoyed, then endured, a hundred
photos and not a few videos,
not unlike the old fashioned slide shows where
you had carefully assessed whether the
free dinner was worth an hour of bad photos.
you go anyway to see your friends
and find it's a good time.
Tonight we ate chili and corn bread,
drank beer and wine, had some tea,
pie and ice cream and
Bella licked all the plate clean to a
Cold Water Wash.