Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets

An extension of Cambridge's Stone Soup Poetry Venue.

Jack Powers

Photo by Su Red


When I was a brash young man,
Googoo impressed, I was transfixed by our possibilities
Upside down I did my puzzles daily
I wasn’t meant to be sane
Just a little outside the track
We all rode on, suddenly I was tempted
By our freedom, I tried to slow down,
Tried to stop the randomness
Which showed me to be a loser,
When I asked which way to go –
He answered me humbly “You’re doing the right thing
Just expect less of your efforts…”

For Carolyn