House Party

The air is thick with voices. All their
Owners talk about themselves,
Adolescents most of all, but also
Those who are much older. I'm not
Sure why this is so. Does each one
Think that he or she is of more interest
Than the others? Does each simply
See no point to learning about
Someone else, or are they in
A competition, seeking to become
The one who wins, who is most
Talked about? I cannot tell. I do not
Speak. The ones who do are proven
Dull, but I'm aware that I am, too,
I've had a drink, and now I'm keener
To go searching for another than I am
To join the chorus and compete.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-01-29 at 18:13

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Rob Graber
PS: Possibly "searching for another" (and the booze) helps account for the "thickness" of the (!) voices? Well, if ya can't beat 'em, join 'em, eh?

Rob Graber
The decibel level at parties is correlated strongly with alcohol consumption. Didn't I read that on the Internet? :-,?