Adrienne Stevenson

Threadbare

We were talking about the old days
I didn’t quite catch the gist…
What was that you said?

I’ve been around for thirty-three
thousand days; known you more than half that
We were talking about the old days

There’s no need to shout
I can still hear you
What was that you said?

I came in here for a reason
Must have been to see you
We were talking about the old days

Remember the time when we…
Now where did I put my keys?
What was that you said?

Hello, hello old friend
How lovely to see you again
We were talking about the old days
What was that you said?

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Adrienne Stevenson has lived in Ottawa, Canada, since 1974. A retired forensic scientist, she writes poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. Her poetry has been published in Quills, Bywords, The Literary Nest, Still Point Arts Quarterly, The Wire’s Dream, Blood & Bourbon, the Scarlet Leaf Review, the Ottawa Poets Pathway Lampman Challenge  chapbook, Time and Again Poetry Anthology chapbook, and in 20/20 Vision by Canadian Authors Association-National Capital Branch.

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