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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Two Verses: "Personal Space" is at the Camel Saloon, plus Handful of Stones

I'm pleased to announce that two of my poems are out today. "Personal Space" appears on the Camel Saloon site today (Thursday, December 8, 2011).  Plus check out Handful of Stones (see link below).
Photo above is by Dan Searle, London, England



AT THE TAVERN OF INNER BEAUTY
THE BEER IS COLD
THE WHISKEY IRISH
& THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN

At the Tavern of Inner Beauty<br>the beer is cold<br>the whiskey Irish<br>& the door is always open

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011

Personal Space

by Lori Lipsky

What a surprise you’ve never learned
No matter how many times you bump your
Tray into mine, you will reach the front
Of the cafeteria line at the same time

Unfilled seats abound
At the movie theater, but
You sit directly in front of me and
Drape your coat back so it hangs on my knees

One restroom stall occupied
Twenty still available
You choose the one
Closest to me

In the long line for the cashier
You hit my backside with your
Cart seven times
As we wait

Empty lockers at the gym
Are in plentiful supply
You pick the one
Adjacent to me

Groups of available chairs
Are open at the concert
You plop down
Right beside me

Must your hip touch my hip?
Must your shoulder rub my shoulder?
We’ve never met—the rule on a bench ought to be
Three inches on either side

Another moan squelched
You should hear my thoughts
A scream right now would
Lighten the load


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Handful of Stones also published my "stone" today:

Thanks for stopping by.


Lori

4 comments:

The Prude said...

Congratulations! These deserve to be published and enjoyed!

Lori Lipsky said...

Thank you for your kind words, Prude.

Robin J. Steinweg said...

I enjoy reading this over again--first at the Camel Saloon and then here at Visits and Verse. Your poem At Handful of Stones is worthy of re-reading, too. Good job!

Lori Lipsky said...

Thank you, Robin!