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My Chance

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My Chance

	High coffered ceilings, 
	an odd filtered light, 
	mote constellations adrift,
	rooms enfilade... 

	In the room at the far end
	— the kitchen, it was — 
	I met my dead grandmother,
	her crooked corpse 
	bothering a hot stove, 
	boiling up a pot of her 
	awful, brown, sticky soup.
	She turned to me, as if to ask,
	“Do you want a bowl?” 

	Startled, I turned to leave
	(She was a ghost, after all...).
	Her boney hand, 
	still holding a soup ladle,
	brushed my right shoulder. 
	I turned. She whispered, 
	“You had your chance.”

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  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:29:00 AM
    Jack, Congratulations with your nice winning poem ... xox~ LINDA

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/10/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda. Once again, I forgot to look, and you reminded me... Jack
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:53:00 AM
    thank you for choosing my contest. Congrats! ~SKAT~

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 6/7/2013 12:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading it... Jack
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:22:00 AM
    I salute your IQ Jack. You've done it so well and perfect.... Hope you seize the day~A.O

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/28/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, and I'm going to try... Jack
  1. Date: 4/28/2013 7:19:00 AM
    I am in awe of poets who can reach so far into the depths of their existence to pull out such a miraculous piece of work. I bow to your quality of creative depth. This is most excellent. Love the goulishness.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/28/2013 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Karen, for the compliment. It really was awful soup... Jack
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:21:00 PM
    In the strike zone Jack and straight to the heart . A home run.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/24/2013 6:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Michael. Kind words indeed... Jack
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 10:35:00 AM
    This gave me chills (no joke). What an eerie story, and I'm assuming by the details that it actually happened to you. A chance to have a bowl of soup... or something more? That's the question that's on my mind when I read this. It sticks with me. Gosh what a strange experience that must have been... faving this one.

    Jordan Avatar Jack Jordan
    Date: 4/24/2013 11:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks... It's a real experience, although she was alive at the time. The soup was real too, so sticky that it stuck to the spoon if you turned the spoon upside-down. It was universally hated, but she ate it anyway. Nothing went to waste... Jack