The Garrulous One or Gimme the Meat

by Soul Places | Diane Ludeking

Phelps Park, Decorah, IA
Copyright Diane Ludeking 2012


This little poem is the result of a writing exercise I gave myself: pick a word from the dictionary at random and write about it.  My screen saver is words and definitions so I picked the first one that caught my eye.  Can you guess the new word?

The Garrulous One (or Gimme the Meat)

In a mound of tomato sauce slathered
starchy spaghetti noodles
lies the meatball
Simple carbs
empty calories
trivial drivel
Surround the meat
And in conversation
like this meal
I desire the meat
Tell me your truth
Share your struggles
Experience the witness
Leave the conversation coma for another
I desire the meat