It’s quadrille night at dverse and De has asked us to write a 44-word poem that includes the word ‘balloon’. This idea was penned earlier today in an Exeter café bar!
Rising up into a black ceiling,
all those word balloons
floating out, an unintelligible
cacophony. Just snatches heard.
I’m a glorified stewardess really.
It was a nasty moment.
Moving mouths, gestures thrown
around the café bar.
All those emotions discarded
over Americanos and lattes.