(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
Kerry says that the object of the micro poetry challenge has always been to write a poem of between one and twelve lines in a form of our choice. For the month of October, she is expanding on this idea: as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she’s doubling the number of lines and she would like us to return to the comfort of pen and paper in a similar way to #inktober on Instagram.
Kerry would love to see photos of our work written in our own handwriting or some kind of graphic representation of our poems. I have written out a poem I posted this week on dVerse Open Link Night and was originally written as an exercise for The Poetry School Decisive Moment Studio. .