And That Was That

A Poem

And That Was That

On our first Super Bowl together

you gave me a slow-cooker

because I told you I wanted one since I was young

but my parents always told me that

that was a grown-up present.

So when I turned 21

you gave me a slow-cooker

and that was that.

On our first birthdays together

I gave you news like no other

and you flushed a big smile

at the idea of having kids together.

You gave me a kiss as always

a rub on the tummy

and that was that.

Our first Christmas together

You gave me the ring I always wanted

and we laughed all night watching

Friends

and cried while talking to my fat tummy.

I gave you a kiss on the forehead

while you slept in our first house together

and that was that.

Our second Super Bowl season together

you gave me the husband I always wanted

and we stayed at home eating wedding cake

with my red-stained dress

I gave your nose some cake

and we awaited the day our trio

would come to the world

and that was that.

Our second birthdays together

I gave you our babies

and you gave me courage and strength

to handle 3 kids in one house

and that was that.

Our 17th Super Bowl together

you reminded me of the slow-cooker you gave me on

our first super bowl together

and I gave you a peck on the forehead when you

slept in our family's house.

17 years after you gave the slow-cooker

here it is sitting in our kitchen

set in the wrong setting at night

burning our family home

and that was that.

sad poetry
Melina Giorgalletou
Melina Giorgalletou
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Melina Giorgalletou

Just a college student from Cyprus, living in NYC, trying to find herself through words and writing.

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