Neologism


Neologism

Once talk at the next table had hushed, I made the observation
that it was likely they were listening to our conversation.  
And though they were both smirking and though their eyes were glistening,
they swore they were not eavesdropping. They were just overlistening!

 

For dVerse Poets Quadrille Challenge: Eavesdrop. (This true story happened to a friend and me in 1981 in a small diner in Cannon Beach, Oregon.) A quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words.

16 thoughts on “Neologism

    1. lifelessons Post author

      They chuckled when they said it.They could tell we knew they were listening and in a way it was flattering. We were there for a writer’s workshop so our words were required to be interesting! (They weren’t–they were strangers to us–not part of the obligatorily entertaining.)

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