01 March 2012

staircase poem 26

treating well at this after hours
fine live music including a little
jimi cover & piano in the auditorium
a spread of bacon-wrapped scallops
smoked salmon cheese & crackers
barbeque chicken wings meatballs
& breaded shrimp with cocktail sauce
beer wine & spirits in auditorium
so another first for me
& these staircase poems
a beer on the table beside
typewriter & rich food
writing poems of the occasion
let’s celebrate socialising
people wander through the building
into artist studios & out
up staircases & down staircases
around & around for food
& drink & networking—if
that’s their wont—or
seeing friends & colleagues
from around fredericton
unb business students here
art from valley graphics
& many whose name tags
i haven’t been close to read
mayor woodside shook hands
& i’m trying to type
to slower reggae rhythm
bob marley’s no woman no cry
being performed live & intimate
on this small landing with art

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