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Across From Me

Across From Me

A Poem by redzone



Across From Me


She sat across from me,

Her eyes ablaze with sunshine

And attitude.

The attitude of a woman

Who knows her heart.

We talked,

Drank coffee,

A dark roast,

With a touch of cream,

And found the magical spark

Of friendship.


A friendship that flowed easily,

Like the way a fine Chardonnay  

Warms and tickles

As it passes over your lips.

It was a fun afternoon,

Laugh filled

And reminded me

Of fresh air

After a summer thunderstorm.


She sat across from me,

Her eyes reflecting Autumn skies,

But felt more like a Spring breeze.


Friendship is like that.

© 2019 redzone

Author's Note

....thanks for reading

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This character profile is so poignant & palpable, it's as if you put us right into your scene ourselves. Here it feels like you're writing in a more straightforward way, not so much word-crafting, & I enjoy the straightforward approach from you too. You do both equally well. I would expect that you would be drawn to a person who's bigger-than-life, becuz you are too (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago

A really lovely tale told in a descriptive poem with such feeling and sentiment.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Nice narrative you generated here. Liked the easy flow, the details, the atmospheric touches you put in. Makes me wish I was sitting at the table with your two characters.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Like Frank Ohara where he escaped the mundane to make room for the obvious. Or like our friend Ken Simm who locks us into a scene with adroitness and ingenuity while eschewing the melodrama. Friendship is like that. It allows to us a clearing from danger and difficulty in only for a few coffee sipped minutes...

You're mood setting with nothing more than titles..."Melodies and Memories", "Colorful Reality", "Across From Me" like riding into a one stoplight town and finding a Starbucks sitting where the Court house use to...great poetry writing my friend..dana

Posted 8 Months Ago

This reminds me of a meeting I had a long time ago with a very good you are acquainted with! :) Friendship does flow like fine wine and never leaves a bitter after taste either! The imagery in this one is warm and wonderful. Such a "nice" write, Curt. Lydi**

Posted 8 Months Ago

Wonderfully flowing poem of new blossoming friendship and maybe even more. From across the room. With eyes only for each other. Beautifully expressed.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

thank you Dawn, so glad you enjoyed and I am happy you stopped...
I felt a glimmer of love in between those verses, although friendship is a wonderful thing to start off with. It's the eyes, they get us every time! Good to see you, Curt. Hope your world is beginning to warm up!

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

this poem is funny in a way... it was inspired by a conversation with a woman who did sit across fro.. read more

8 Months Ago

oh, almost forgot.... thank you Kelly, if you ever get to the east coast, perhaps you might decide t.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

I'd love to see you & New York! ; )
i relate to this so much...and just a few days ago...had a long chat on the phone with a best friend...even though i couldn't see her eyes...i could imagine.


Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

it feels good to have a friendship like you describe Jacob... we don't have enough of such friends.... read more

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Added on February 11, 2019
Last Updated on February 11, 2019



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