(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.