10th October 1992

(a traced poem inspired by ‘Moment’ by Carol L. Gloor)

At the moment of our reunion,
I am cooking vegetarian lasagne.
No meat, no male scent
in this house of females, only
the exhaust of distance.
I hadn’t seen you in twenty years.
I recognised you,
the younger you I left behind.
I am back from
another life, Sauerkraut,
Rhine wine and Pils.
When I answered the phone
your familiar voice
sounded like I was finally home.

Kim M. Russell, 18th October 2018

A poem for the dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night

This poem was originally written as an exercise for The Poetry School Decisive Moment Studio.

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38 thoughts on “10th October 1992

  1. The emotions in this poem are so raw and palpable. Like Bjorn I too loved the contrast between the dishes and the passing of time. ❤️Beautifully penned.

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  2. kaykuala

    When I answered the phone
    your familiar voice
    sounded like I was finally home.

    It gives a nice feeling, Kim! Appreciating even may not be verbalized will come around to good things to bless oneself later!

    Hank

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