Caponata (Draft 1)

Caponata (Draft 1)

If I could be someone
if I could have some meaning
like eggplant in the sauce, then

I’d need to be coated well
before I can be fried in your love

I could be capable in your capers
to be frisky and crisp if

I had the onions and
you the olive oil

We are cooking
like an antipasto

And doesn’t every great dinner
become dessert

You are too sweet
to need any sugar
except me

— Douglas Gilbert