Buy crusty French bread
on your way home from the lawyer.
Play music while you slice the baguette
into fewer slices than years you were married.
Chop up tomatoes, olives, garlic,
oregano, memories and red peppers
in any combination you choose.
The mixture will be perfect, which proves
you can make good decisions.
Pour strong olive oil
over food that
behaves so rationally
you would kiss it
if it wasn’t dinner.
Heap spoonfuls onto the bread
like a person who has never been stingy with love.