Re-encounter

In celebration of National Poetry Month I am drafting a poem a day. Today I draw my inspiration from Shaun Ingalls over at Ethical ELA, who suggests we re-encounter something in our life and let it inspire our writing. This week I am finally meeting colleagues I’ve only been with online. It’s great to finally see and be with these people outside of a zoom box.

Re-encounter

We’ve spent
hours talking
asking
questioning
planning
seeking advice
on a device
far away
never touching
tinny voice

sometimes only
words
thumbed in
on a screen
scrolling
advice
in bubbles
of green

your presence
a glamour shot
taken years ago
a snap shot
of you
or who you want
to be

or a box
of you
on the screen
you and
200 other guests
listening
from afar


In person
you are taller
smile more
laugh more readily
and your hug
says hello
so glad
to finally
see
you

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