When I start making the dough for dinner,
two people folding ravolis on the table.
As I finish the filling for my calzones,
two people enter, laden with grocery bags.
With my trays of food in the oven,
one person enters to reheat leftovers.
When I discover the gas has shut itself off,
another person has come in with wine.
As my food starts to cook for the first time,
two more people come in, having finished work.
Once the food is on the plate and ready to eat,
three people are plating two pasta dishes
and my original company has long since left.