What I Saw From the Bench Table

What I Saw From the Bench Table

A Poem by Different Wings
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One evening's visions

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The two secret lovers


and the earbuds between them


not distracting from the books on the table in front of them


with candles to light their reading


and the mosquitoes that fly in and out of the candlelight


daring themselves to survive the flame


and the few that don’t


but mostly the few that do


and nip at the legs of the two receptive orators


discussing the surprising effectiveness of catching birds


which didn’t catch the attention of the Scot


who walked in to finish a routine for the night


falling about us quickly as a hastily cast shroud over a birdcage


which is iron and not cheap


like the unaspiring orange plastic cup


sitting in a ho-hum way with the flickering candlelight rubbing it


and the candlelight that misses the deck of cards


sitting ready


waiting and shuffled


for any of the pairs or any of the mosquitoes or any of the birds


to deal out a few chips for the evening’s last hand

© 2013 Different Wings


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Different Wings
Written February '13

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"The two secret lovers




and the earbuds between them




not distracting from the books on the table in front of them




with candles to light their reading"

A splendid read and write...Wonderful

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The structure and wording of this is so wonderfully placed, I could see the scent playing out before my very eyes and found it to be wondrous indeed.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Hello! I live in small town New England, USofA. I enjoy writing in many forms, and invite you to read and critique as I do. I have taken all of the writing-attached photos, unless otherwise stated, .. more..

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