We went to a little cafe
just off the campus
to have a quiet dinner together,
the college students there
eating, discussing deep philosophical issues.
You sat at our table
looking suave and debonair in jeans and turtleneck,
your tousled hair shining,
your eyes sparkling, full of mischief.
and you worked your charms
on me and everyone around.
The waitress doted on you,
your cup always filled
'An extra napkin? Certainly!'
'More crackers for your soup? Of course!'
You flirted notoriously with her
and with the hostess as well,
flashing seductive grins at them,
inviting them to talk,
eating only the fringes of your meal.
Twice you left our table
to walk around
and spread your charms elsewhere,
stopping at a table or two,
grinning broadly, flirtatiously,
I watched you captivate their hearts
and knew you had taken mine,
as I sat quietly observing.
Finally, folding my dinner napkin patiently
and placing it beside my finished plate,
I knew it was time to go,
and walking up to you I said,
'Let's say good-bye.'
And picking you up, I placed you
in your stroller,
and as we left,
you waved profusely ay everyone,
after your first dinner out with Grandma,
when you were only two.
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