Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets

An extension of Cambridge's Stone Soup Poetry Venue.

Su Red


Vs Reality 

I sat down finally, pen in hand
and decided to write about time
And at that moment , realized
there was no such thing as time
And so i decided to write about a place
A place where we all meet
sometimes happy, sometimes unhappy
but always willing to share
whatever is on our mind
This was the place i met Jack
i'd say years ago, but
remember there is no such thing
as time, so it may as well
have been yesterday or moments ago
and I stood up in front of
an audience and read,
often just words scribbled
on a napkin, and everyone
understood or at least pretended to
This is what Jack inspired,
the openness and accepting nature
that helped us redefine our purpose
Things weren't perfect in this place,
but perfect enough, for art
feeds on imperfection like a vulture
And since there isn't any such thing as time,
Jack is listening to these words
with his intent stare,
offering encouragement,
that hasn't had time to change.