around the table poetry

If these lines were edible, I would call this a progressive dinner. But they’re not, and I’m not sure this qualifies as progressive poetry. But I guess it’s not completely regressive – at least the whore of Babylon didn’t show up here…

The most satisfying sight in the world is
your face,
when it is scrunched in
laughter and I can barely breathe-
leaving me beyond curious
of how your soul chose mine.

Because I Can

Sometimes good friends meet up in cozy little cafes in the middle of Jackson, KY. They talk about life and love and the pursuit of happiness. They people watch and eat their lunch. They share memories of childhoods over hot drinks and pressed sandwiches.

Other times, they meet up and pass poetry around the table. Each adding lines to the poem started by the friend to their left. And it is fun.

That’s what happened to me today. I met up with my beautiful friends Ruthie and Meg and much laughing was had. Enjoy the poem that I started and they finished. I kinda like it.

_________

if i keep staring at random
things out the window i am likely to stop.
stop moving. stop listening.
yet completely absorbed in the details of
life lived through other eyes
while i sit, alone, emptying of memories

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About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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One Response to around the table poetry

  1. i’m glad that the topic did not make it into this! 🙂 today was great fun!

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