Empty Talk

I envy you
your quiet life
of which I am
no part

we speak in
roundabouts
where events
are always
so-so

an average sum
of which I know neither
your lows
nor
your joys

Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at https://redgladiola.wordpress.com

26 thoughts on “Empty Talk”

  1. Intriguing and wondrous! It puts me in mind of the “zero-sum” game in mathematics, which is so much easier to understand now that your poem has given me a key. Very nicely done!

    Ron

  2. Wonderfully written, as all of your poetry that I’ve read has been. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you, for inspiring as well as for the gift that your words are.

  3. Superb. “we speak in
    roundabouts” I found that line to be absolutely brilliant. How vividly one can relate to this write…Exquisite. Cheers,

    Autumn Jade

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