REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PASTA

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PASTA
By Brian Bilston

She blew her fusilli,
my pretty penne,
when she found me watching
daytime tagliatelle.

Je ne spaghetti rien,
I responded in song,
but she did not linguini
for long,

just walked out
without further retort:
a hard lesson to be tortellini,
orzo I thought.

And so here I am
on my macaroni
and now my days
feel cannelloni.

Source: https://brianbilston.com/2017/08/05/remembrance-of-things-pasta-2/amp/

“Brian Bilston is a laureate for our fractured times, a wordsmith who cares deeply about the impact his language makes as it dances before our eyes.” (Ian McMillan, English poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster)