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Space Invasion Wounds Expert
Wednesday, October 19, 2011  7:08:00 AM

by Carol Dee Meeks



Poetry
This Poem WON
CITATION at the
PSO 2011 NATIONAL POETRY DAY CONTEST

Beside me, my spouse. Around us
two sons, the evening meal
spread across the table,
soft chatters of our day
invade the air in tones
that rise and fall. Knives and forks
ding and pink
as our meal goes on. One son
explains a science project,
(they observed in class today)
an experiment invading
people’s space and their
reactions to the invasion. Those showing
no reaction to the invasion, are too caught
up in a dull routine, he explains.

Suddenly, laughter explodes.
The three of them stop, sit like stone---
no noise, just stares, at me.
Everything on the table surrounds my plate.

My space Invaded,
my routine dull,
with two busy boys, a job,
a college class, and lines of poetry
to be written?

The assessment continues.
The teacher thoroughly disheartened.

© 2011 Carol Dee Meeks
 

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