On the dining table
a bottle of fine Bordeaux breathing
a bouquet of flowers freshly cut
a packet of fresh tobacco, some herb;
Coltrane is in the background
praying to the universe
robust his voice;
Love is in the bathtub sprawled
indulging in her nightly ritual
her lovely bath oil perfuming the air;
grilled lamb and assorted grilled vegetables
warm in the oven;
Coltrane now serenading the night
tender his voice;
Love now walking into the dinning room
radiant in her lovely ankle length dress.

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